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:
- Anxiety and mood
- Finances and benefits
- Spiritual wellbeing
- Leisure and social
- Energy conservation
- Relationships and communication
- Community services
- Nutrition and constipation
- Mobility and exercise
- Advance planning and future wishes
Download our leaflet here for further details.