Trinity is committed to providing accessible, high quality Specialist Palliative Care for everyone affected by an advanced, progressive life limiting illness. Once a patient is referred to Trinity they are able to access the Community Team, In-patient Unit, Living Well Service, Linden Centre, Lymphoedema Service and Complementary Therapy.

As referrers, you can then ensure that your patient can access all or some of the services that they are entitled to.

Referral Criteria


Patient has a progressive, life limiting diagnosis
Has complex problems that cannot be adequately addressed by current healthcare team
Has a reasonable understanding of their illness, where has capacity
Accepts referral to specialist palliative care services

All patients referred to Trinity must live on the Fylde coast.

Patient referral form

We hope this newly designed referral form will help you refer patients easily and effectively.


Click here to complete the Specialist Palliative Care Referral Form (Microsoft Word) electronically. Please save in one of the correct formats requested, and then e-mail the completed form to

Attach any relevant documentation with the referral i.e. list of current medication, relevant out-patient clinic or hospital discharge letters, oncology annotations, etc.

If you have any queries regarding the referral process, please call the CNS Secretaries on 01253 952566.

If you would like to discuss a referral, please contact us on 01253 952566, and a member of the Community or Hospital Team would be happy to talk to you.

Contact details for key Palliative Care healthcare professionals

Trinity Hospice CNS Team: 01253 952566

Trinity Hospital CNS Team: 01253 952566

Medical Director: Dr Martin Davidson, Trinity Hospice 01253 952599

Specialist Palliative Medicine Medical Advice

Community Palliative Care Consultant

Dr Amy Gadoud via secretary 01253 952611 or via Trinity switchboard 01253 358881

Hospital-based Palliative Care Consultants

Dr Andrea Whitfield

Dr Martin Davidson

Dr Harriet Preston

All contactable via secretary 01253 952611 or via Trinity switchboard 01253 358881

Specialist Palliative Care Pharmacist Advice

Razina Umerji available via hospital switchboard 01253 300000 or Bleep number 1667

Out of Hours Advice for Healthcare Professionals

Trinity Hospice Advice Line 01253 952566

Living Well Service referral form

Our Living Well Service provides tailored support to people right from the start of their palliative journey based on individual goals and ambitions. Our specialist team works to help patients live as well as possible with their diagnosis.

Click here to refer a patient to the Living Well Service

For Living Well Service enquiries, please call 01253 952566.

Brian House referral form

Please click here to download a pdf of the Brian House Referral Form
Completed referrals should be emailed to Janet Miller at


Linden Centre referral forms

The Linden Centre is here to support patients and their loved ones, providing specialist counselling and bereavement support to those who are experiencing, or who have experienced, Trinity's care.

You can refer yourself or your child to the Linden Centre, and we accept referrals from other people involved in your/their care.

Click here to make a referral to the Linden Centre.

For Linden Centre enquiries, please call 01253 952582 or email

Lymphoedema referral form

Click here to see the Lymphoedema Patient Pathway

Consultants, GPs or other health care professionals who wish to refer a patient to our Lymphoedema Clinic should complete this lymphoedema referral form

Please note, all assessments are clinic based. The service does not undertake domiciliary assessments.


Please save your referral form in one of the correct formats requested, and then e-mail it to