Day Hospice

How we run the Day Hospice

Our Day Hospice is a nurse-led unit offering symptom management and support to people living with a progressive life limiting condition and their families and carers during the day.

Members of our care team assess each patient and identify priorities to develop a care plan for each patient and report any changes back to their GP, hospital, or community team.

Patients have access to our specialist team including Nurses, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Doctors, Complementary Therapists, Social Workers, Spiritual Care Team and Therapeutic Activities Facilitator.

We are also supported by volunteers who are trained to work alongside staff to ensure that a high standard of individual care is provided.

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.

“The setup of the sessions is very informal and designed to make patients feel completely at ease in a confidential environment. They are a great way for patients and carers to experience first-hand the services provided here, as well as an opportunity to access support and advice at St Oswald’s and in the wider community.