Our Day Hospice offers respite, symptom management and support to patients with life-limiting conditions during the day.
Members of our care team informally monitor each patient's condition and report any changes or difficulties back to their GP, hospital, or community team.
Patients also have access to our multi-disciplinary team; Physiotherapists, Occupational therapists, Doctors, Nurses, Complementary Therapists, Social Workers, Chaplaincy and Therapeutic Activities Facilitator.
Our medical team is available when necessary, although the patient's GP retains overall responsibility for their care.
A visit to Day Hospice can be as busy or as relaxed as a patient wishes. As a patient, you could simply rest, chat with other patients and staff, or join in with activities throughout the day, such as:
- Music therapy
- Creative writing
- Group sessions e.g. Fatigue management, mindfulness
- Visiting speakers or performers
- Trips out e.g. Quayside, garden centre
Day Hospice facilities are available from Tuesday to Friday, between 10.00am - 3.00pm.
All meals and refreshments are provided free of charge and transport can be provided.
During the winter months I’m not able to get out very much so coming to Day Hospice is often the highlight of my week. There’s always something going on if the patients want to get involved. I’ve benefited from physiotherapy, reflexology and reiki. I also enjoy going on the trips out.
For more information:
Download our Day Hospice Patient Information Booklet