Day Hospice

Overgate Day Hospice aims to offer a warm, friendly and caring environment. We provide a range of facilities to help patients and carers adjust to the physical and psychological demands of their illness, offering both emotional and social support.

Day Hospice is open from 9.30am until 3pm every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Thursdays are therapy days, giving patients the ability to access a range of therapies.

 

What is available in Day Hospice and on Therapy Day?

Specialist clinical staff to give advice on symptom control, and to discuss concerns about illness and treatment.

A Physiotherapist to support patients in maintaining their independence.

A Social Work team to provide information and advice on a range of issues such as benefits, grants, housing, equipment and services at home.

A Chaplaincy team who are available for patients who wish to speak to them.

An opportunity for patients to meet other people, and share concerns and experiences in a supportive environment.

A range of complementary therapies.

Lunch is provided and any special dietary needs can be catered for.

Transport can be arranged if families/carers are unable to provide this.

What our patients say

“Thank you for all your care and support to my husband and I over the last 2 years, my husband was happy attending Day Hospice and thought the world of you. Thank you is such a short word but means so much.”

“Thank you for all your help and kindness shown to us over the last few months. I know my husband enjoyed your company each Thursday where he could take time out from the family. He made you his friends.”

Drop In Service

Drop In is a free service for adults and their carers living with life limiting illness irrespective of diagnosis. It aims to promote a sense of well-being and a positive approach to living with your illness. Drop-in aims to provide support that is free, confidential and in a relaxed atmosphere. You can just drop-in at your convenience any time between 9.30am and 12.00pm each Thursday. 

Services Available

• Access to a specialist multi-professional team including nurses, social workers, physiotherapist, counsellors and chaplain.

• A chance to talk about what’s going on for you, an opportunity to ask questions or time for quiet reflection.

• Advice, support, information (whether practical, medical, social or emotional).

• Complementary therapies are available including aromatherapy, reiki and reflexology.

• Opportunity to talk with others living with a life-limiting illness.

• Games, crafts, a chance to relax in a safe space.

Who Can Attend?

Patients and their carers who are affected by any life limiting illnesses e.g. Cancer, COPD, Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone Disease, Heart Failure, Parkinson's.

Carers Group

This service is available for carers of patients attending Day Hospice and Inpatient Unit, and runs fortnightly on a Tuesday 6.00pm until 8.30pm.

 

Aims of the Carers Group

To provide information and support

To reduce anxieties associated with lack of information

To provide a meeting place so carers can meet others in similar situations

 

What is available?

Specialist nursing advice

Peer support

Programmed information and discussions

Complementary therapies

Relaxation therapies

 

What carers say:

“I am very grateful to all the staff for making all the sessions’ enjoyable and great fun. I am looking forward to the next session.”

“The most important aspect of the carers group for me is access to the complementary therapies and support from the nurses, plus intermingling and conversing with other carers.”