Day therapy offers a range of benefits one day a week to patients:
- A period of assessment and therapy provided by the hospice team, which includes giving carers at home some time to themselves.
- The opportunity to meet other people, get to know the hospice team and ask advice.
- Fresh approaches to care and support, for example through complementary therapies.
- An opportunity for patients to talk about their illness and how it is affecting them and their families.
- Weekly nursing review and monitoring of ongoing symptoms
We undertake a full medical and nursing assessment and patients are encouraged to participate in planning their care with the nurses.
We also operate an active discharge policy, which we view as a positive process. Following discharge, patients are offered review in medical outpatients.
When is day therapy provided?
Patients normally attend one day a week on Tuesday-Friday, usually between 10am and 3pm.
Where is day therapy provided?
We have a purpose-built unit at the hospice with its own entrance. There is vehicle access up to the main door, and easy access to parking.
Can family and carers come along?
Family members and carers are welcome to accompany a patient on their first day therapy visit to help them settle.
Carers are welcome to contact our day therapy staff on 01204 663 066 between 8.30am and 4.00pm to make an appointment to come and speak with staff when they feel they need any help, advice or support.