Our physiotherapy service is provided by our Day Hospice Manager, Sarah Mitchell. This is offered to individuals in our In-patient unit, Day Hospice and people being looked after by our Community Nurse Specialist team.
At your first assessment, whether this is in the Hospice or your home, the physiotherapist will chat to you about your problems and what they relate to.
They will then offer advice and make suggestions that may help alleviate some of your problems, putting together a treatment plan to be agreed upon by both of you. Our Physiotherapist will continue to work with you and assess your progress until you achieve your goals.
Our OT service is offered to patients attending day hospice, inpatients, and those being supported by the Community Nurse Specialists and Patient and family support services. At your first assessment the Occupational Therapist will discuss your needs and plan your treatment with you.
This may include looking at your priorities and different ways of dealing with everyday tasks, assessing your home and providing specialist equipment to enable you to be as independent as possible.
Children and Young People Services
We work with parents, carers and schools to help make sure there is an avenue available for young people to cope with their grief and allow them to come to terms with major changes in their life in their own time, in a supportive and protected way.
Our Children and Young Persons Service delivers bereavement care to children and young people who are facing challenging times following a loved one’s diagnosis or loss due to a life limiting illness.
The Courageous Cubs provide support for children between two and 11 years old, while our LIonhearts work with people between 12 and 18.
Our qualified workers will meet with the child or young person on a regular basis at an appropriate pre-arranged time. This is completely confidential and allows the formation of a safe, therapeutic relationship.
- One to one work with a counsellor or bereavement worker.
- Support groups for children, young people and their families.
- Meetings at school, home or the Hospice.
We recognise that school staff have a great deal of expertise in supporting children and young people who are experiencing a bereavement. However, there are ways in which we can provide additional support if needed, including resources about bereavement, information, advice and signposting to training for staff and actively supporting the young person.