What day support sessions do you offer?
Nursing staff are available for advice managing symptoms such as pain, nausea, breathlessness and anxiety.
We are happy to discuss future care planning or indeed help and support in any way we can.
We will also support family, carers or friends who are important to you.
Specialist Palliative Care, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy support
Our aim is to improve your quality of life so that you will be as comfortable, productive, mobile and independent as possible.
We can do this by:
Assessing your home to help you and your carers to overcome practical problems, such as, managing the stairs, having a bath or getting in and out of your house
Helping you to manage your symptoms, for example fatigue, breathlessness or pain
Helping you to maintain and improve your strength and mobility and reduce your risk of falls
Helping you to maintain your activities of daily living such as personal care, domestic tasks and leisure activities
Providing advice, education and support to you and your carers
Helping you to manage anxiety through relaxation techniques
Helping you to achieve your goals.
The service is based at The Rosewood Centre.
Occupational Therapist telephone: 01924 512391
Physiotherapist telephone: 01924 816189
Aromatherapy: the controlled use of aromatic oils for their therapeutic qualities using massage with the aim to reduce anxiety and promote relaxation. As a result patients report that physical symptoms such as pain, nausea and insomnia often improve.
Massage: can stimulate the circulation and help loosen tight muscles enabling the body to work more effectively, carrying oxygen around to feed the cells.
Many people enjoy using creative therapies, including music, art, writing, poetry, gardening, etc. These can help to manage the emotional and psychological side effects that often accompany a palliative diagnosis and treatment. Research has shown that creative arts therapies can help to reduce anxiety, depression, and pain and improve the quality of life for people living with a life limiting illness.
Making art can help explore ideas and feelings - or to simply to enjoy the process of being creative and making art alongside others.
One to one support can be given for legacy work.
Many people have spiritual needs that are influenced by personal values, beliefs and relationships. Spiritual support may be given by friends and family, a hospital chaplain or other religious leader.
Our Hospital chaplains are happy to help anyone, whether they are religious or not, and can put you in touch with ministers or leaders who are relevant to your beliefs.
Counselling and Psychology
An appointment with a counsellor or clinical psychologist can be arranged by appointment. Please ask a member of staff for more information.