Day Therapy is a service for people with a life-limiting illness who continue to live at home but who could benefit from support. We offer a 12-week structured programme of support and care with education, relaxation and a continuous assessment of needs. View our Day Therapy leaflet here.
Patients referred to Day Therapy will be invited to attend on a particular day each week, from about 10am-3pm. Transport is available if required and lunch is provided.
Patients will meet other people in a similar situation, gaining social support from each other. They will have the opportunity to get involved in a huge range of creative and therapeutic activities, from pottery (using our own kiln) to wood burning.
Some patients will be referred to a day when specialist nursing and medical care is available, including reviews of their symptoms and medication, as well as support with emotional and spiritual difficulties.
Specialist help gaining and retaining physical independence, managing extreme fatigue and getting equipment and support for independence at home, is available from our physiotherapist and occupational therapist. Complementary therapies are also available by appointment as well as group relaxation sessions.
Referrals can be made to this service by:
• Hospital doctors (after assessment by the hospital palliative care team)
• Macmillian nurses
• District nurses
For more information on referrals please click here