About our Day Hospice
Our Day Hospice gives people with life-limiting conditions the opportunity to spend an enjoyable day with others in a similar situation. It takes place in a friendly and compassionate environment. This is a 12-week programme.
You will arrive between 9:30am – 10:30am and leave around 3pm. Lunch is freshly prepared on site and provided for a suggested donation of £5. This includes drinks and snacks throughout the day. We cater for special dietary requirements.
Volunteers provide help to the Day Hospice staff in a variety of ways, such as serving drinks and meals and spending time talking with you or helping with your activities.
Referrals to Day Hospice
Referrals to Day Hospice are arranged by a health professional involved in your care, for example, your GP, District Nurse or Community Nurse Specialist. We do not accept self-referrals. If your referral meets our criteria, a member of the Day Hospice team will contact you to offer an informal coffee visit.
If you are a healthcare professional and would like to make a referral to Day Hospice, please click here.
Specialist palliative medical support: Assessment and management of your symptoms to maintain your quality of life.
Spiritual support: Offers support to you, regardless of your faith.
Lymphoedema care: Access to a dedicated team who will help you manage symptoms caused by Lymphoedema.
Physiotherapy: Individual support to help maintain and improve your physical abilities.
Occupational therapy: Assess and provide specialist equipment to promote your independence.
Activities: A range of varied activities for your therapeutic benefit.
Social work: Practical and emotional support for you and your family and friends.
Supportive care: Offers emotional support and counselling to you and your family.
Benefits advice: Support and advice on what benefits you are entitled to receive.
Complementary therapies: Therapies to help you feel relaxed and positive.
How can I be referred to the Day Hospice?
Referrals to Day Hospice are arranged by a healthcare professional involved in your care.
Can relatives attend?
Relatives are invited to attend with you on your coffee visit, if you wish.
How do I get to Day Hospice?
We encourage people to provide their own transport, assisted by friends and family. However, if you have any problems getting to us, we may be able to help with this.
Are drinks and food provided?
Beverages and a buffet-style lunch are provided for a suggested donation of £5 per visit.