Severn Hospice England participates in Palliative care programme at Thrissur

Jan 02, 2012 | Vol 4, Issue 1
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A team of eight palliative care specialists from Severn Hospice England, under the leadership of Dr. Jeremy Johnson, Medical Director, visited Alpha Pain Clinic, Thrissur during November 2011.  The team also had some fruitful discussions with the management of Alpha Pain Clinic for cooperation in research and rehabilitation possibilities.

Alpha Pain Clinic is planning to set up a Centre of Excellence in Thrissur with the help of Severn Hospice England for providing advanced treatments in palliative care to the chronically ill patients. Mr. K K Noorudeen, Chairman of Alpha pain Clinic has expressed his faith that with the help of Severn Hospice England, the Centre of Excellence could drastically improve the quality of services like palliative surgery, palliative chemotherapy, palliative blood transfusion etc. using the latest technology. Provisions for conducting training courses and exchange programmes for doctors and nurses are also being negotiated during their visit.

The team Severn Hospice also attended a continuing medical education programme organized by Alpha Pain Clinic in connection with the inauguration of Alpha Pain Clinic's new centre at Thrissur. The palliative care specialists from Severn Hospice England and Alpha pain Clinic Thrissur  presented some papers on palliative nursing care and Cancer pain. (,

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