The aim of Day Hospice is to enhance a patient’s quality of life by working together to address physical, psychological, spiritual and social needs. It provides a pro-active approach to care promoting independence and self worth.
Based in the Oak Centre, Day Hospice is a place for people to come and talk to others going through the same experiences as them; to make friends, enjoy group activities such as crafts, discussion and exercise groups, or relax with a complementary therapy session.
At the Oak Centre we aim to promote a sense of community both within the hospice and in the locality. This provides an opportunity for us to have guest speakers, choirs, pianists, performers, demonstrations, and our annual schools project where school children come and spend time with those in Day Hospice.
All patients require a referral into Day Hospice. This can be made by your GP, specialist nurse or other health or social care professional. e.g a physiotherapist. Once your referral has been received we will contact you to invite you to attend an assessment appointment. While you are supported by the members of the Day Therapy team, you are still under the care of your own GP.
This will be over a set number of weeks and your individual care plan will be reassessed at regular intervals. If your needs have been met after this time, we will plan and support your discharge. You can be re-referred into Day Hospice at any time after being discharged, if your condition deteriorates or you or your health or social care professional feel you need more support.
Healthcare professionals can refer their patients to St John’s Hospice Day Therapy Services by completing our REFERRAL FORM.