Day Hospice offers a relaxed and friendly atmosphere for people of all ages in an environment that is conducive to living life to the full.
Based in a separate area of the Hospice it has its own entrance and a full range of supporting facilities which include;
• Main Lounge
• Activity area
• Disabled toilets & shower
• Physiotherapy/Light Therapy Room
• Clinical/Examination Room
• Complementary Therapy Rooms
• Two external patio areas
Our services are available to individuals with any life limiting progressive illness and provides support at any stage of the illness. We provide programmes of care that are individual and take into consideration the impact of physical, emotional, spiritual and psychological concerns the person attending may have.
Day Hospice Team
Our team consists of Doctors, Nurses, Physiotherapist, Complementary Therapist, Family Support, Chaplain and Volunteers.
How do I access the Day Hospice service?
If you feel you may benefit from this service you can request your General Practitioner, Macmillan Nurse, District Nurse or the hospitals team you are under the care of to make a referral on your behalf.
You are also welcome to visit; simply discuss this with any member of the Day Hospice Team.
What happens when I am referred?
When your referral is received you will be contacted by a member of the Day Hospice Team, who will ask you to attend for an assessment. On this day you will be seen by a Doctor and Nurse after which you will be allocated a regular day to attend. If you wish, you may bring a friend or relative on the first visit.
When can I attend ?
We are open Monday to Friday between 10.00am and 3pm.
Tuesday and Friday reserved primarily for those aged 55 years and under.
How often can I attend?
Each person will normally be allocated a day and attend once a week. If following assessment, the team identify this is not enough to meet the persons individual needs we will try to offer an additional day/s dependent on availability.
After twelve weeks attendance there will be reassessment with either discharge or extension of attendance being agreed. Again this is based on individual needs.
What is the daily routine?
Light refreshments are served mid morning after arrival. This is followed by an opportunity to be involved in activities, simply to talk, access one of our therapies or have a one to one chat with one of our staff.
A two course home cooked lunch will be provided in the Hospices main dining room or alternatively al fresco (subject to the weather) in the patio areas. All dietary needs are catered for as required.
After lunch we may offer a relaxation session, activities, one to one listening session and further group discussion.
Will I need to bring anything?
You will need to bring any medication that you usually take during the day and any other personal items such as glasses which you may need.
Getting to and from Day Hospice
You may want to use your own transport or that of family or a friend. If you do require transport we have a team of volunteer drivers who will collect you in either the Hospice Car or Minibus.