We aim to promote a sense of well-being in a relaxed and caring environment.
Patients can be referred to our services through their GP, Macmillan nurse, community nurse/matron, social worker or other medical professionals. Alternatively, Patients and their carers can attend our drop-in service for support and advice.
Patients attending Day Therapy Unit will stay under the care of their GP. Hospice staff will liaise with their GP, community nurse and any other professionals involved in their care as appropriate.
On initial assessment, the nurse will discuss treatment options with individual patients and develop a person centred plan of care.
All patients will be offered an initial 12 week placement; this will be regularly reviewed and extended if appropriate.
Advice and support will be available regarding on-going social support in the community.
Relatives and carers who have anxieties or concerns about a patient are welcome to discuss these with a member of staff with the patient's consent. Relatives/Carers and friends are also welcome to stay for the duration of the first visit.
Availability of sessions will be discussed at the time of referral and will be appropriate to patient’s needs. Patients will be able to speak to the staff in the Day Therapy Unit and have the opportunity to discuss their future wishes. Any concerns and questions can be shared and help offered.