Our day care and therapy centre is located in Nottingham, easily accessible and able to help with care that is built around your needs.
We specialise in a person-centred approach to day therapy that focuses on achieving the best quality of life for patients and their families. Each day our care specialists and volunteers work alongside patients and their families to find out what is important to them and help ensure they can cope with the changes that a terminal or life-limiting illness brings.
Advice and support can range from managing pain and symptom control to exploring ways to improve mobility, emotional and spiritual issues, and nutrition in a warm and relaxed environment. Freshly cooked meals and refreshments are available throughout the day and we are able to support a wide range of specialist dietary requirements.
Our weekly wellbeing days take place every Friday. The day consists of a series of workshops where you can:
- Find time for reflection, friendship and support.
- Discuss physical and emotional health needs.
- Learn how to improve your wellbeing.
- Find out ways to help you look after yourself or a loved one at home.
- Learn new skills and hobbies in our creative workshops, such as clay crafts, printing, and gardening
Our therapists work closely with the nursing team to offer a number of treatments including massage, acupuncture relaxation, and aromatherapy. These are available for all patients and carers following assessment.
Our physiotherapist specialises in palliative and neurological care and works with patients to help them in a number of ways. This may include those who are starting to have difficulty walking or are becoming prone to falling or people who are breathless and finding it increasingly difficult to breathe while doing activities. Our aim is always to work with patients to find out their aims and goals so we can use our knowledge and skills to help them to achieve them.
Arts, Crafts and Activities
Our volunteers and staff add life to days with a range of activities designed to help patients join in, learn new skills and have fun. For those who like arts and crafts we have volunteers who can help them to design and make gifts. We do lots of work with people reminiscing and creating lovely memories to share with friends and families.
For those who love gardening, we have a colleague who helps people to get out into the garden, plant, weed and grow fruit and vegetables or learn about the plants and wildlife that live in our beautiful grounds.
When the weather is not so good, we bring the garden indoors and our panoramic windows allow it to be enjoyed every season of the year. We love the challenge of finding ways to allow people to do the things that inspire them and share in their enjoyment and success.
Getting Out and About
Whenever there is chance, our patients love to hop on board a minibus and go out for the day. This may be to go shopping for Christmas presents, visit a local park, head to a garden centre or down the pub for a few drinks with friends!
We also work closely with GPs and district nurses to ensure that care is coordinated and is best for our patients.
If getting to the hospice for the day is difficult, we have four minibuses and volunteer drivers who can collect you, bring you to the hospice and take you home later in the afternoon.
If you think that you or a friend or loved one may benefit from day therapy at Nottinghamshire Hospice, please call us on 0115 962 1222, email firstname.lastname@example.org or click here to fill in a contact form.