Receiving news of a life-limiting illness can be difficult for everyone involved. When you feel you need direction and support, we are here to help.
The Heath Centre provides information and support to patients and their carers. We aim to promote quality of life by helping people manage the effects of their illness so they may live life to the fullest.
"I feel as if I am a person in my own right again."
The Heath Centre takes place on Fridays from 10.45-3pm in the Southwick Suite at The Rowans Hospice. Following your referral you will meet with our manager Kay McConville, or one of her team. A six week course is then agreed over consecutive Fridays, providing an opportunity to meet with other patients, carers and staff in a relaxed and informal environment.
We believe that carers also need support so you will be invited to attend with a companion. This can be a partner, spouse, family member, friend or relative. It doesn’t have to be the person who actually cares for you.
"It has helped me to slow down and re-evaluate…to prioritise how and when I do things."
An individual programme is designed and supported by other hospice services. These include physiotherapy, occupational therapy, dietician, spiritual care, the Social Work Team and Psychology services. Lunch is provided and there is the opportunity to have massage and reflexology (complementary therapy) and to take part in relaxation and meditation.
"I can talk and let my barriers down without having to worry."