Alice House Hospice provides a Day Hospice for people living with life limiting illnesses who live in the community.
This service is based in the Holistic Wellbeing Centre and operates on Thursdays from 10am to 3pm.
Care is provided in a relaxed, friendly environment and accommodates up to 9 people according to dependency. Patients are invited for a 6-8 week programme and are reviewed if appropriate.
Why come to Day Hospice?
You can come to Day Hospice for a variety of reasons to address your healthcare needs:
- Help control symptoms such as pain and sickness
- Improve wellbeing
- Give carers a break
- Relieve isolation and find support
- Signpost to other services.
Accommodation & Facilities
Many people who use our services are worried about coming to Day Hospice and are pleased to find that it has such a relaxed, positive and welcoming atmosphere, where people are encouraged to spend the day getting the support they require to meet their individual health needs.
What can I do there?
At Day Hospice each person can:
- Meet others who are in a similar position
- Share experiences
- Enjoy Complementary Therapies
- Address their symptoms and be treated by our Multi-Disciplinary Clinical Team
- Obtain advice and express concerns with specially trained staff
- Develop new interests and stimulate old ones.
A visit to our Day Hospice will also allow a day of rest for your family and carers.
Your first visit
On arrival you will be assessed by our highly trained Multi-Disciplinary Team including doctors and nurses and a care plan will be developed, based on your unique needs and in conjunction with yourself and your family.
To ensure your comfort, please bring everything you need for that day including any medication you are taking. A light lunch will be provided.
People have the opportunity to participate in a variety of special activities and discussion groups during their stay, including Complementary Therapy, Relaxation and creative activities such as card making, collage, demonstrations and quizzes.
For people wishing for a more relaxed visit, they can choose to sit quietly or talk to fellow patients.
Our Team includes:
Our highly trained staff and volunteers work together to relieve the physical, emotional, social, spiritual and psychological symptoms of a person’s illness, whilst enhancing the quality of the life they have with their family and friends.
- Complementary Therapist
- Catering and Housekeeping Staff
- Family Support Staff
- Counselling Service
All information you provide remains confidential.
It is only shared with members of the Hospice Team who are involved in your care and treatment.