Day Hospice patient Stephen
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Day Hospice

About Day Hospice

Day Hospice is a place that focuses on individualised care and activities which help keep patients living well and independently with their condition for longer.

Whether a patient needs palliative care, physiotherapy, occupational therapy or medical care from our specialist Care Team, we’re here to enable them, and their carer, to live well, whatever stage of their illness a patient is at. 

Creative Therapist Lizzie with a patient in Day Hospice

Clinical Assessment; Our medical and nursing team will provide a holistic assessment and ongoing review of clinical needs such as pain, nausea, end of life care planning for the patient and their family, support control with clinical interventions such as infusions and transfusions.

Physiotherapy; Individualised assessments to enable patients to maintain their independence, improve confidence and manage symptoms. Interventions include exercise, breathlessness, management, acupuncture and equipment advice / provision.

Occupational Therapy; Supporting patients to optimise independence and wellbeing through physical, psychological and social activity and support, and equipment / adaptions equipment.

Complementary Therapy; A range of supportive therapies offered alongside medical treatment. Many people with life-limiting illnesses use these to help them cope with the disease and the side-effects of treatments. The therapies we provide are massage, aromatherapy, Indian head massage, reflexology and nail file and polish.

Creative Therapy; Enabling patients to develop their creativity and try something new, while engaging in an activity which is relaxing and meaningful during this difficult time in their lives. Activities include; painting, creative writing, photography and gardening.

Counselling; Available for patients and their carers.

Spiritual care

Family Support; Carers support, financial advice regarding benefits and other financial matters.

Initial contact may be made either by a patient or carer, or any professional directly involved in the patient’s care. Anyone making a referral must have the consent of the patient.

We will agree a Support Plan with you. This will enable you to identify your individual needs and goals. Together, we will develop a plan to help you in achieving your goals. This may involve you attending one day a week for six to 12 weeks or accessing our services on a seasonable basis, for example; out-patient appointment with Clinical Nurse Specialist, complementary therapy treatments or counselling.

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Find out more about how our specialist Care Teams can support adults living with complex or incurable conditions, as well as their families.