Frequently Asked Questions
I thought a hospice was a place people went to die?
At Nottinghamshire Hospice we focus on caring and supporting people so they can live well, stay at home during their illness and ensure that the right support is available at the end of life. We provide care to people whose illness can no longer be cured and who need help and support to cope with and manage the changes they are experiencing. We know that all those involved in someone’s life will be affected by the changes and how difficult this can be to cope with.
Our support team offers help by listening, offering counselling where appropriate and help to sort out money and other problems. We do this with our trained team but also work with solicitors, agencies such as the Department for Work and Pensions, chaplains, and many others to put the right support in place.
What’s on offer?
We try to tailor each day to meet the needs of our patients. We have a welcoming team who are able to offer advice, nursing, physiotherapy, complementary therapies, emotional support and spiritual guidance if needed. Our volunteers also provide a selection of activities from reminiscence groups, dance, singing, crafts, and games that’ll make you laugh. What you do is up to you, we also have quiet spaces to read the paper, have a cup of tea and a chat or just rest.
How do I know if day therapy is for me?
The answer is simple – come and have a look! We invite you and your family or friends to be our guests. You’ll come to the hospice for an introductory visit, where you’ll be able to talk to staff and ask other patients about their experiences, join in the activities and try lunch before going home. If there are questions that you have afterward you’ll be introduced to a member of the team who will be your dedicated person.