By joining our 12-week therapeutic programme, you’ll come to our Day Hospice once a week and meet others who are in a similar situation.

Together, you’ll learn how to cope with symptoms, take part in therapeutic activities and set realistic goals around what is important to you.

It’s natural to be a little nervous when coming to the Day Hospice for the first time so you’re more than welcome to bring a friend or family member along with you on your first day.

Here is what may happen on a typical day:

  • 10:00: Refreshments served on arrival. You will have a chance to chat to other patients, volunteers and staff
  • 10:00-11:00: New patients seen by a nurse and physiotherapist in order to assess your needs
  • 11:00-11:45: Education session*
  • 11:45-12:30: Exercise session (according to ability)
  • 12:30-13:15: Lunch is served
  • 13:15-14:30: Therapeutic activities and individual appointments with specialist nursing staff, a physiotherapist, a complementary therapist, an occupational therapist or social workers/counsellors (dependent on your needs)
  • 14:30-14:45: Group relaxation
  • 15:00: Home

*Education session topics include:

  1. Anxiety and mood
  2. Breathlessness
  3. Medication
  4. Finances and benefits
  5. Spiritual wellbeing
  6. Leisure and social
  7. Energy conservation
  8. Relationships and communication
  9. Community services
  10. Nutrition and constipation
  11. Mobility and exercise
  12. Advance planning and future wishes

Download our leaflet here for further details.

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