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 day away from home whilst still getting specialist treatment from our trained team. Your family and friends know you are being cared for and they can enjoy a break without worrying.

You can join us at Day Hospice on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10am until 3:45pm, and you 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 you can have a bath, or enjoy our beautiful gardens. A freshly prepared three course lunch is provided, and there are refreshments throughout the day.

When you’re with us, you can discuss your needs and we will introduce you to the right member of our team which consists of a senior nurse, nurses and volunteers, as well as our Chaplain, physiotherapist, social worker and music therapist. 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 can come in for a piece of cake and a chat and have a look around the Day Hospice if they would like to get to know us better. If transport is difficult at any time, we can arrange for one of our team of volunteer drivers to collect you and take you home.

If you have any questions or would like to join us at Day Hospice, please contact Mel Mobley, Senior Nurse Day Hospice, by email - [email protected] or telephone 01295 811866.