Enabling people to stay at home
Our Hospice at Home and Community Palliative Care Team look after patients and their carers who prefer to be supported at home, enabling them to stay in familiar surroundings rather than being admitted to hospital or to the St Luke's In Patient Unit. Our Single Point of Access Service provides patients and families with a number that they can phone day or night to access advice, support and emergency care.
Day Services based in St Luke's Woodgrange Centre
Our team of doctors, nurses, healthcare assistants and the patient and family support team are available to help patients who attend for all or part of the day, or for out patient sessions. Patients, carers and hospice staff work together to choose activities, treatments and therapies which will help to improve their independence, health, wellbeing and confidence.
In Patient Unit
Our 12 bedded In Patient Unit provides 24 hour nursing and medical care, supported by our patient and family support team, physiotherapy and complementary therapy services. Patients can be admitted from home or hospital, for the purpose of controlling physical symptoms, emotional or family support, respite, a mixture of these, or sometimes care at the very end of life.
Patient and Family Support
We provide counselling and pyschological support to patients and families who are being cared for in the hospice or by our home care teams. We also provide bereavement support, to help them find a way forward during what is often a very stressful time.
Support for other healthcare professionals
Our educational programme includes work with GPs, care home staff, social services and nursing colleagues in the hospitals and primary care. We also provide student placements for nurses and GPs, and support for care homes.
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Time to Talk
If you are concerned about someone who is a carer or a patient with a life limiting illness you can come to St Luke's for practical advice and signposting. Drop into the Woodgrange Centre at the Hospice between 1pm and 3pm on any of the dates below where a member of the team will be available to talk to you.
Dates for 2016:
7th and 30th June
5th and 28th July
2nd and 25th August
6th and 29th September
4th and 27th October
1st and 24th November
6th & 29th December