Our new Day Services Unit provides beautiful facilities to provide outpatient clinic assessments, aromatherapy massage, well being sessions and a variety of therapies including art and music therapy. Our services are designed to support people and their families, living with the impact of serious untreatable conditions including cancer, motor neurone disease and advanced heart failure. The overall aim is to optimise symptom control and quality of life as well as providing a support system.
The well being sessions cover a wide range of topics such as gentle exercise, fatigue management, therapeutic gardening, relaxation, information sharing and creativity. We work closely with our Rehabilitation Team and the rest of the multidisciplinary team in the Hospice.
Please contact us if you would like more information about these services.
The services we offer include:
- Complementary therapies
- Psychological therapies
- Music therapy
- Art therapy
- Monitoring and stabilisation of symptoms
Day Services FAQ
A referral is required from a GP, consultant or specialist nurse. People living with life-limiting conditions may be referred as an outpatient for symptom management, rehabilitation, specialist advice and support. Following referral from a health professional we make contact to offer an initial assessment with one of our specialist team. During the assessment any concerns can be addressed. Care can then be provided based on individual needs.
The care offered is holistic and life enhancing. Attendance is reviewed on a regular basis. Support can be offered in a variety of ways following discharge.
People living with complex problems associated with life-limiting conditions. Following receipt of referral, people will be offered an outpatient appointment for assessment of their needs, and offered the opportunity to access appropriate services to meet those needs.
People attend usually one day a week from approximately 10am-3pm for an initial period of 6-8 weeks. Services and support will be offered from a multidisciplinary team with the aim of working towards patients individual goals. Carer assessment and support is also offered.