Day Care is an integral part of The Rowans Hospice. It enhances quality of life for patients by maintaining their independence and providing personalised care in a homely and relaxing environment. Some patients come to us after attending our other day service The Heath Centre.
A visit to Day Care enables patients to socialise with others in a similar situation, as well as having the chance to discuss all aspects of their illness with a nurse. If there are particular physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs, these can be discussed with staff to see which of our other services may be of benefit to the patient and their carer. For example, access to Psychology Services, Physiotherapy, spiritual care and the Social Work Team.
"I was referred to Day Care by my District Nurse and I feel it’s the best day of the week for me. The thing I value most is I can be myself." Betty
During their day with us patients can pursue artistic and creative projects, join in discussions and quizzes, and engage with a variety of interesting visitors from across the community. We also offer the chance to have a haircut or unwind with a relaxing massage or reflexology (complementary therapy). In addition to our social activities we provide a freshly prepared lunch and refreshments throughout the day.
"It’s the only day I can get out. I like the arts and crafts. I can lose myself and it’s an escape." Tracy
With different people and surroundings to enjoy, spending the day with us can revitalise patients and give valuable respite to carers and family members. Our staff and those who volunteer with us provide a friendly welcome with plenty of laughter and emotional support.
"It’s a wonderful supportive network with two sides, the professional help and advice and the entertainment." Sandra
Like all services offered by The Rowans Hospice, Day Care is completely free of charge. For more information go to Day Care FAQs or download a leaflet.
For general enquiries contact Angela Muir 023 9223 7140 or email Day Care Manager firstname.lastname@example.org.