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About North Cumbria Palliative Care

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“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”


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This site has been developed by Janet Ferguson, Eileen Palmer and Tim Sowton, health care professionals in palliative care in North Cumbria, UK, with support from the North Cumbria Health and KCS Solutions web services teams. Individual authorship and copyright of the different sections of the site is indicated where appropriate.

Janet Ferguson RGN
Janet is lead nurse in palliative care for North Cumbria.

Dr. Eileen Palmer
Eileen is Medical Director for West Cumbria Hospice at Home and Consultant in palliative medicine at West Cumberland Hospital, Whitehaven, Cumbria.

Dr. Tim Sowton
Tim is Course Tutor, Cumbria Practical Palliative Care Course for GPs, and general practitioner at Seascale Health Centre, West Cumbria.