Day Services

Day Hospice

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 6-12 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 – e.g. occupational therapists, 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 key worker 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 6-12 weeks.

Drop-In Sessions

We hold drop-in sessions at the Hospice in Brentry every Tuesday from 2-4pm. Find out more about these sessions here

Wellbeing Programme

The Wellbeing Programme is a new therapeutic 5 week programme for patients and carers. Patients and carers are welcome to attend separately or together. Find out more about the Wellbeing Programme here

Take a Tour

Our day hospice facilities provide a wonderful space. Take a tour of our day hospice rooms below.