Hospice Day Service
The Hospice Day Service provides a welcoming environment to all patients with a terminal illness, their families and carers.
You can refer yourself to Hospice Day Service by calling or emailing using the contact details below or by clicking the “make a referral” button on the left-hand side of the page. If you would prefer to, you can make a referral through your GP or other healthcare professionals. Firstly, you’ll be contacted by one of the Hospice Day Service team and invited to come along for an introductory assessment, or just for a look around. Then we will agree with you on a plan of when you’ll be able to attend and which therapies, support and groups you would like to access.
The Hospice Day Service aims to support, enable and empower you to maintain the best quality of life, and continue to lead an active and independent life for as long as possible. Hospice Day Service promotes flexibility and individualised care tailored to your needs. This includes-:
- Managing your Symptoms
- Planning for the Future
- Creative Arts
- Spiritual Care
- Wellbeing Therapies
- Counselling Support
- Occupational Therapies
- Support for carers and families
The Hospice Day Service is open from 10.00am – 5.00pm, Monday to Friday and 11.00am-1.00pm on a Saturday. When you arrive our wonderful volunteers will greet you and get you settled with a hot or cold drink. We have a variety of groups throughout the week you can access (click to see the Hospice Day Service timetable of groups) or private individual appointments with some of our other services.
Where possible we ask you to make your own travel arrangements to and from Hospice Day Service. For patients who really cannot arrange transport we are sometimes able to arrange a volunteer driver dependant on your transportation and mobility needs.
For more information please contact Nell Mellerick, Head of Hospice Day Service on 01892 820509 or firstname.lastname@example.org or see her here answering some commonly asked questions by patients, families, and carers.