Hospice of the Valleys services are delivered by a wide range of healthcare professionals who are specialists in the field of palliative care, including a Consultant in Palliative Care. Dr Dylan Harris is a Consultant in “Palliative Medicine” and works part time with the Hospice spending one day a week seeing patients (known to the hospice) at home, or in the day unit, or at Ysbyty Aneurin Bevan.
He works closely with the hospice specialist nurses and the patient’s own GP and district nurse or hospital team. His main role is to visit patients with particularly complex or difficult symptoms (e.g. severe pain, nausea, vomiting, anxiety or breathlessness) for whom the GP or hospital team and clinical nurse specialist are seeking specialist medical advice and support to help manage those symptoms”