Day Services

Day Hospice aims to provide a therapeutic environment, enabling you to have an increased sense of confidence and empowerment to support you in living with your illness. It is run by a small team of experienced nurses and a doctor.

Patients referred will attend one day a week for 12 weeks; normally arriving for 10am and leaving at 3pm.

Our aim is to provide

  • An enjoyable day, with you feeling supported by both professional staff, volunteers and the shared experiences of other patients
  • Nurses and doctors who will offer advice on symptoms that may be troubling you
  • Individualised care with access to a wide team with many specialised skills – eg physiotherapists or social workers
  • The opportunity to learn relaxation skills and participate in gentle exercise
  • Informal discussion groups looking at issues relevant to you as patients, such as nutrition, planning for the future, understanding and managing medicines, etc
  • Diversional activities for those who enjoy arts and crafts, such as painting, card and jewellery making

Your Day Service nurse can also refer you to the Complementary Therapy Service.

For those who have no access to transport we can offer volunteer drivers. You need to be able to get in and out of a car independently.

A review of your care happens all the time but most patients leave Day Hospice after about 12 weeks.

 

Day Services Drop-In

The ‘Drop-In’ sessions are held every Tuesday afternoon between 2 and 4pm. The sessions are for anyone with a life-limiting illness and/or carers. The sessions aim is to provide a space for

  • Peer support
  • Relaxation
  • Information and guidance
  • Tai Chi Movements for Wellbeing
  • Cup of tea and a chat

Please come along, no booking needed. If you require more information please contact Day Services on 0117 915 9469.