For patients and families Our hospice Day hospice There may be times when you might feel that you would benefit from a break away from home, to meet new people, try new things or give your family a break with the reassuring knowledge that you will be in safe hands. We can offer you a relaxing and comfortable time away from home whilst still getting support from our trained team. Your family and friends know you are being cared for and they can enjoy a break without worrying. Our Day Hospice currently runs on Monday mornings and during Wednesdays and Thursdays. Visitors can take part in as much or as little as you like while you’re here. We have arts and crafts sessions, quizzes, and talks from guest speakers. You can also choose from a range of complementary therapies, like massage or reflexology, or perhaps have a bath, or simply enjoy our beautiful gardens. Refreshments are available during the visit. When you’re with us, you can discuss your needs and we will introduce you to the right member of our team of nurses and volunteers, our Chaplain, physiotherapist, social worker or music therapist to support you. You can also seek advice from our specialist doctors, although your GP will still be your main medical advisor and will be responsible for prescribing medication. Your family and friends are welcome to come for a chat and have a look around our Day Hospice if they would like to get to know us better. If transport is difficult at any time, we may also be able to arrange for a volunteer driver to collect you and take you home. If you have any questions or would like to know more about our Day Hospice, please contact Mel Mobley, Senior Nurse Day Hospice, by email - [email protected] or telephone 01295 811866.