Some people choose to die at Nightingale House Hospice, however, it is important to know that patients come to us for other reasons, for example; for an assessment period, pain management or to deal with issues/symptoms such as nausea, continence or psychological distress.
Duration of stay is based on an individual’s assessment and their needs, however we are not a long stay care environment.
Where possible we support/co-ordinate safe discharges to a patient’s preferred place of care.
People living with complex problems associated with conditions and diseases. Following referral, for daycare people have a full assessment in our outpatient clinic to ensure they access the most appropriate services to meet their needs.
People attend on the same day each week either Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday from 10am to 3pm for an initial period of six weeks. During their day here, patients can raise any problems or concerns, access hospice services/support, information and advice from members of the multidisciplinary team.
Referral is usually via the health professionals involved in your care e.g. general practitioner, district nurse, nurse specialist, Macmillan nurses, internal referrals from other hospice teams or self-referral through Drop-In.
Assessment and physiotherapy treatments for a number of conditions, varying from muscular and joint problems, breathing problems, pain, sweats, mobility and advice on manual handling. Our aim is to improve quality of life and help people to achieve their goals.
People diagnosed with a life-limiting condition or those on the palliative register who have needs that could be helped with physiotherapy. Patients can attend physiotherapy via an outpatient appointment or may attend whilst they are on the ward or attending daycare.
We accept referrals from any healthcare professional involved with your care. They usually either complete a referral form or provide a letter with details about you and your problems.
FAMILY SUPPORT TEAM
We work holistically, considering practical, emotional, spiritual and social needs, as well as offering support to patients and their family and friends.
Child bereavement support is offered to children and young people up to the age of 19 years (no prior connection with NHH is required). For all other services not linked to child bereavement, the individual must be known to our hospice services.
All bereavement support sessions are tailored to the needs of the individual and may include one to one sessions or group activities. Sessions could entail the creation of memory books, discussions, listening, sharing experiences and developing coping strategies; signposting where appropriate.
Befriending services are groups of individuals within a small community (village or town) who volunteer some of their time each week to keep in touch with someone in their local community who might be isolated or lonely.
First steps are to complete an application form, provide contact details of two people who can be contacted to give you a reference and provide the documents required to complete a DBS check. (Disclosure and barring service – previously known as a police check).
Currently, there are befriending service running in Llandderfel, Llangollen and Coedpoeth. We also have heart failure befrienders who work with groups around the community and a group of Wrexham based befrienders linked to the hospice.
The Lottery starts from only £1 per week and the preferred method of payment is by standing order.
Phone the Lottery Team on 01978 313134 or CLICK HERE to download a registration form.
Weekly prizes are:- 1st Prize £2500 2nd Prize £500 3rd Prize £250 4th Prize £125 5th Prize £50 Five Prizes of £25
In 2018 it will cost £3,059,495 to run Nightingale House Hospice with only 20% coming from statutory sources. The remaining 80% comes from our valued community.
We raise the money needed by a number of vital income streams. We raise funds through our retail outlets across North East Wales and Shropshire, the Nightingale House Lottery, Grants and Trusts and our extensive fundraising efforts out in the community. We organise numerous fundraising events and campaigns throughout the year. We also work closely with local community groups, businesses and individuals to help generate funds for patient care. We receive gifts in wills and donations in memory of loved ones. Not to forget our collection tins, buckets and home money cubes that generate over £70,000 each year.
We have a specific area next to our main reception at the Hospice which is known as our ‘Supporter Hub’.
To find out more information regarding any shops please CLICK HERE.
We rely heavily on good quality donated goods and appreciate our supporters taking the time to help us in this way. To view a full list of items we DO or DON'T accept CLICK HERE.
We will accept most donations at all of our shops. For furniture or large items, we advise ringing your local shop first. Please do not drop off items when the shop is closed.
We focus on the patient and their family. By having a high staff-to-patient ratio our staff can dedicate the time and attention needed to provide high-quality care that caters for individual needs.
Nightingale House Hospice and Cancer Support Centre Foundation was founded in 1986 when we started delivering day services based in ‘Nightingale Ward’ at the Wrexham Maelor Hospital. The idea for the hospice came from Dr Graham Arthurs, a consultant anaesthetist who was interested in pain management. He brought together a group of people who started to raise funds to deliver the service.
The hospice is a registered charity, 80% of our funding comes from the local community within our catchment area.