Sue Ryder Nurses and our therapists care for people out in the community too, bringing a variety of services straight to you at home.
Our nurses are available seven days a week for advice and support. They manage physical symptoms such as pain, nausea and fatigue, all the time working closely with your GP and other health and social care professionals. We make sure your care and support are co-ordinated and comprehensive.
Our physiotherapists, occupational therapists and complementary therapists are also available to treat you at home as well as in the hospice.
Please call us on 01535 642308 to discuss how we can support you.
Complementary therapies can help to reduce stress, anxiety and agitation, as well as aid sleep and relieve aches and pains.
Our Complementary Therapy service offers relaxing treatments including reflexology, massage, aromatherapy, acupuncture and Reiki. Everyone can access these treatments, whether you’re a day hospice patient, inpatient, outpatient or carer.
If you’re dealing with a life-limiting condition at home, visit our Community Day Services to help you adapt to the changes and challenges of your illness. Here at the hospice, we provide a relaxed, protective environment where our expert teams work with you to identify and achieve personal goals, and we’ll help you stay at home as long as possible.
You need to be referred to us by a healthcare professional and have an assessment before you start coming to Community Day Services. Please call us on 01535 642308 if you would like to find out more. Together, we'll discuss the process and agree on how often you’ll come.
We help manage symptoms and improve your well-being. You can access a full range of services, with expert care from Sue Ryder Nurses and our team of healthcare professionals. Consult our expert medical teams here rather than going to a hospital, as we can perform procedures like blood transfusions here at the hospice.
There’s also the chance to participate in a variety of activities including arts and crafts, exercise and relaxation, and complementary and rehabilitation therapies. Your carers and family are supported too.
Unfortunately, our drop-in services are currently suspended due to the latest Government Covid-19 restrictions.
Physiotherapy and occupational therapy, provided by our expert therapists are a vital part of the personalised care we offer. Their goal is that you maintain function and independence, which means they’ll work with you on palliative rehabilitation enabling you to live your life to the fullest.
The Family Support Team is a multi-disciplinary team made up of highly qualified professionals providing much-needed support for patients, families, friends and carers.
We offer a number of services including:
- Pre and post-bereavement support via telephone or face to face
- Young people’s counselling (aged 5-18)
- Social work
- Chaplaincy (spiritual care)
Feedback from those we care for is very important to us. It helps us to plan for the future, ensure that we continue to meet our patients’ needs, and maintain our high levels of expert care. It shows us how we could further improve our services. To help us achieve this, we are developing user groups made up of patients, families and carers.