If you are known to the Inpatient Unit, Day Hospice, or Community Palliative Care Nurses, a member of staff can refer you to the Physiotherapist and/or the Occupational Therapists who will arrange to attend and discuss your concerns.

Any patient known to Overgate with a life-limiting illness can access this service. We are not limited to patients with a cancer diagnosis; we are also there for people with respiratory conditions such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), neurological conditions such as Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and cardiology conditions such as heart failure, no matter your stage of illness.

You will be reviewed by the therapist for as long as your needs dictate. Your treatment plan will be regularly reviewed and TOGETHER we will make changes where we identify if appropriate/necessary to do so. If input is required at home, a referral will be made to the community therapy team.

What services do we offer?
• Assessment of mobility and provision of mobility aids and
 equipment as required
• Treatment plans tailored to YOUR goals
• Home and or access visits for inpatients prior to discharge if
• Individualised exercise and stretching programmes
• Advice on positioning for comfort whether you are in a chair
 or bed
• Falls prevention advice
• Advice on breathlessness management and secretion clearance
• Mindfulness and other relaxation techniques