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Hospice Day Units

The range of services provided by hospices has increased greatly over recent years. Hospices are no longer just for the last days of life and in North Wales they offer a wide range of support services, often alongside active treatment for cancer and other conditions.

All of the North Wales’ hospices have busy day units to which both palliative and curative patients can be referred for additional support / therapies including complementary therapies, physiotherapy, practical and emotional support or simply as an opportunity to get together with other people who may be going through similar experiences.

In this section we provide a summary of the valuable support offered by our local hospice day units.

hafanHafan Menai

LL57 2DH
01248 354300

Hafan Menai Day Hospice is situated in the grounds of Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor. It complements the Hospice at Home Community Nursing Service and aims to provide a welcoming and friendly atmosphere in a homely and caring environment and provides the following:

  • Symptom management
  • Psychological care
  • Relaxation and guided imagery
  • Diversional therapy, i.e. arts, crafts, snooker etc.
  • Complementary therapies: The charity employs qualified therapists offering aromatherapy, reflexology and reiki. The complementary therapy service is provided for patients in the Day Hospice, in clinics and in their own homes.

Volunteers play an important role at Hafan Menai, helping in the Day Hospice and sometimes providing transport for patients to attend.

Patients/carers will usually be referred to Hafan Menai by a member of their healthcare team but more information can be obtained by’phoning the Day Hospice directly.

hospice-logo-circle-rgbSt. David’s Hospice

Abbey Road
LL30 2EN
01492 879058
Registered Charity Number: 1038543

St David’s Hospice is a local charity, caring for local people, delivering specialist care to adult patients with advanced illnesses or those in need of end of life care and their families.

This touches the lives of over 1,600 people within our local communities from across the counties of Conwy, Gwynedd and Anglesey.

In our Day Care Unit (weekdays) we provide patient care, bereavement and counselling services, whilst our Inpatient Unit offers symptom control, respite and end of life care. We offer 24 hour care, 365 days a year providing a clinical service alongside emotional, physical and spiritual support.

Referral to the Day Care Unit is through a member of your healthcare team but the hospice can be contacted directly for more information.

stkentSt. Kentigern Hospice

St. Kentigern Hospice
Upper Denbigh Road
St. Asaph
LL17 0RS
01745 585221
Registered Charity Number: 519931

St. Kentigern provides care at its Day Unit between 11am and 3pm Monday to Thursday. Fridays offer an appointment system for patients to see the complementary therapist and a consultation with a nurse or doctor. The Unit aims to provide physical, emotional and practical support to patients and their families in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Services include physiotherapy, occupational therapy, creative therapy, complementary therapy, such as aromatherapy and reflexology and access to a social worker.

Patients may be referred by a member of their healthcare team but can also request self referral.

nightingaleNightingale House Hospice

Nightingale House Hospice
Chester Road
LL11 2SJ
01978 316800
Registered charity: Number 1035600
Wrexham Hospice and Cancer Support Centre Foundation

The Day Unit is based at Nightingale House Hospice and is open between 10am – 3pm from Monday to Thursday.

The Day Unit provides care that is holistic and life enhancing, helping people to adjust to illness and to increase their self confidence. People who come to the Day Unit will be given care and support from professionals and also from other people who may be in, or have had experience of a similar situation. Care at the Day Unit is delivered by a team of people from several professional disciplines, all of whom are specialists. This involves nursing and medical staff, ambulance drivers, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, complementary therapists, social workers and chaplaincy.

To access the Day Unit services, you will need to be referred by your GP or consultant. If you have not been referred to the hospice for treatment but would like more information, please contact the Hospice directly.

On Mondays the Day Unit has a series of informative talks and sessions which people can drop-in to for advice and support.

Please call Kay Ryan on 01978 316800 for more information.

shepherdHospice of the Good Shepherd

Hospice of the Good Shepherd
Gordon Lane
CH42 4DG
01244 851091
01244 851108

Patients attend day therapy one day a week for a short period of usually no more than 6 -10 weeks which provides an opportunity to help a patient manage their symptoms.

Patients are introduced to various techniques which are tailored to their individual needs, to help them take greater control over their condition with the aim of giving them more control over their lives. Symptoms such as:- pain, nausea/vomiting, reduced mobility, breathlessness, anxiety and psychological needs can be helped by the following:

  • Relaxation therapy
  • Aromatherapy / massage / guided visionary exercises
  • Exercise programmes / breathlessness management
  • Anxiety management
  • Nursing assessments using a holistic approach
  • Other day care activities
  • Creative work
  • Welfare rights and benefits support
  • Carer support

Referrals to the Day Therapy Unit are made by any care professional involved in the patient’s care. Please contact your district nurse or GP if you feel this service may be of help to you.

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