Thank you for looking after mum. I am so grateful for the kind care the whole team gave to mum and for helping us through this sad time. She received excellent care and as a family we received so much support.
From a grateful daughter
Many people choose to remain at home during their illness but require the skills of our multi-professional team who are experts in palliative care.
Our Community Nursing Team work with you and your family, and doctors and nurses in hospitals and the community to provide you with the best quality care possible. They aim to enable you to remain in your own home for as long as you wish and will help you if you require care elsewhere.
Day Patient Activities
Attending the day hospice gives people with a life limiting illness the opportunity to talk about things that matter to them with our staff or other patients – particularly useful for those who may otherwise feel isolated. Just getting out of the home to meet and socialise with others can help everyone’s general wellbeing. We offer a range of activities and therapies such as quizzes, arts and crafts, games and performances, and find there is often much laughter, with people finding the time to relax and unwind in each others’ company.
Attending the day hospice
Following referral, we arrange an assessment so that we can make sure patients are able to travel to and from the hospice safely, offering advice and support if equipment or adaptations are required. We may also refer to other organisations or professionals if there is a need, prior to or instead of attending the day hospice.
Ongoing assessment and discharge
Patients who attend the day hospice may be seen by the hospice doctor on the day or given an outpatient appointment, with further medical review in the following weeks if required. Regular assessments and reviews are provided for all patients.
We aim to discharge patients at the end of their placement. We also have a system of re-referral for those who benefit from the social interaction, or we may offer referral to Council-run day centres.