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Hospice Day Service

Hospice in the Weald is remaining up to date on the current outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and continues to follow advice from Public Heath England and the NHS. In some instances, we are taking additional precautions to safeguard our patients, families, carers and our workforce.

 

As part of these additional precautions, we have temporarily suspended our Hospice Day Service. This is to ensure that we can follow thorough infection control measures, and focus staffing and resources at our In-Patient Ward in Pembury to provide the best possible care to patients, families and carers.

 

Patients and family members who would normally attend Hospice Day Service will receive a call from us each week to check in on them. If patients require support from our Hospice in the Home team, we will arrange this. Any patient or family member with concerns should contact Hospice Day Service on 01892 820515 or email Paul Madden, Head of Counselling and Support Service and Hospice Day Service paul.madden@hospiceintheweald.org.uk


 

What is Hospice Day Service?

Hospice Day Service (HDS) is completely free of charge and provides a space that allows patients and their families to come and adjust, together and seperately, to the reality that they or their loved one has been diagnosed with a terminal illness.

There are a number of Groups and activities that you can choose from to suit your needs and goals. To ensure that you achieve these goals, you will get a personalised programme that you and our staff will devise, ensuring you are getting the most from your time at HDS.

While HDS is not just for patients - we really encourage patients' family members and carers to attend and partake. We want HDS to be a place for patients and their loved ones to talk, listen and prepare and cherish what precious time they have together - to create and/ or share memories.

 

How do I access Hospice Day Service?

Hospice day Sercice is open during the day, Monday to Friday. Our services are free, and referrals are usually made by any healthcare professional for any patient who has a terminal illness and requires palliative care and support. Hospice in the Home may also refer you to us, however, you can just pick up the phone and refer yourself or a loved one.

 

Please click here for our HDS timetable to find out what activities are on offer.

 

For more information please contact Paul Madden, Head of Counselling and Support Service and Hospice Day Service on 01892 820554 or paul.madden@hospiceintheweald.org.uk, or complete this form