When one of our patients, Sam, who had always taken pride in her appearance and became quite agitated when expecting visitors. She hadn’t washed her hair for a few days and didn’t feel her best. The therapeutic bath at our hospice meant we could lower her gently into the bath and use the shower attachment and shampoo dispenser to wash her hair.

We then took Sam back to her room and dried and styled her hair ensuring she looked her absolute best to greet her visitors.