Day Hospice Services
The Limes Day Therapy Unit provides compassionate expert care and support for people with active, progressive and life-limiting illnesses and those caring for them.
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.
What is available?
- Specialist nursing and medical staff support
- Advice on symptom control and concerns you may have about your illness and treatments
- Mutual Peer group support
- Advanced Care Planning
- Lunch and refreshments
- Access to art and crafts
- Social work support and advice
- Complementary therapy
- Lymphoedema service
- Counselling support
- Benefits 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.
Drop in Day
We offer a drop in service on Wednesdays from 10am-3pm for patients and their carers who are touched by cancer or a life limiting progressive illness.
No formal referral is required and you are welcome to drop in any time within these hours. For more information, please contact the Limes Day Therapy Team on 01226 244 244 ext 225.
'Feel good' sessions
Tesco Bags of Help are supporting us with a year of 'feel good' sessions for our patients.
Sessions available will include:
- Gentle, seated exercise to music
- Yoga for relaxation and mindfulness
- Skin/scalp/hair care advice
- Colour therapy
- Music therapy
- Complementary therapy sessions
Art and craft activities will be available alongside these sessions.
One-off sessions from external speakers may also be available. Dates and times for these will be announced in due course.