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Children's Palliative Care Team (Star team)

Palliative care is patient centred rather than disease focused, death accepting but also life enhancing, a partnership between the patient and family, concerned with managing rather than curing.


The team is based at Longsight Health Centre, 526/528 Stockport Road, Manchester, M13 0RR


Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm (the team provides a 24hr on call service for end of life patients).Short breaks are provided across seven days according to need.

Contact Details:

Tel: 0161 248 1257.  Fax: 0161 248 6267


Email: star.team@cmft.nhs.uk


The Star Team comprises of nurses, a play specialist, support workers, a community paediatrician and we also have links with The Gaddum Centre who provide counselling for children and their families.


Referrals are accepted by email, telephone (monday-friday), face to face and post. Please telephone the team when making urgent referrals.

Referrals are accepted from:

  • GPs
  • Colleagues, fellow professionals, voluntary, statutory and non-statutory organisations
  • Individuals and families (self-referral)
  • Hospital Paediatricians
  • Community Paediatricians

Click here to download a referral form

Additional Information:


Awards / Recognitions:

"We're proud of you" Divisional team 2014

Heroes in health awards - People's choice 2010