Day Hospice

Are you living with a life-limiting illness?

Our Day Hospice based in Bromsgrove forms part of our holistic clinical support services offered at Primrose Hospice & Family Support Centre. We support patients living with life-limiting illnesses such as palliative heart failure, lung conditions, cancer, neurological conditions and more. Our support is aimed at helping patients not only manage their illness and symptoms but also achieve their goals.

We offer support sessions Monday to Friday run by our friendly clinical team for patients and their families.

Patients, and where appropriate their carers, will have the opportunity to socialise and learn techniques to help:

  • Manage feelings of extreme tiredness
  • Relax
  • Meditate
  • Prevent falls
  • Undertake gentle exercise.

Our Clinical Team will often offer sessions to help patients and their carers understand their journey and plan the future.

A light lunch is also provided free of charge. Special dietary requirements will be accommodated.

Below is an example of our Living Well programme we provide for our patients in Day Hospice.

Please note this programme is subject to change depending on external speakers and group requirements.

Foot health:

As part of our Clinical support we offer specialised foot health assessment and treatment to ensure the foot health of our patients is treated safely and effectively.

A Foot Health Practitioner visits our Day Hospice every Wednesday to ensure foot hygiene and other foot related issues are treated. This includes cutting toenails and advice about how to best look after your feet.

Ensuring good foot health can prevent falls and improve your wellbeing in day to day life. Following treatment one of our patients said: “It feels like I am walking on air. I feel like I have my dancing shoes on now.”

This support is available for any patients already attending Primrose Hospice. If you would like to know more please speak to one of our clinical team.

“Coming to Primrose Hospice has given me confidence to leave the house because the support has been absolutely fantastic.

Right from the front door you are welcomed in by the friendly faces of the volunteers, and you feel so supported by the professional nursing staff.” – Steve – Day Hospice Patient.

Can I attend Day Hospice?

To access Day Hospice a referral is needed, this can be made by your GP, Consultant, District Nurse or any other health care professional involved in your care. You can also refer yourself by completing our self-referral form here or you can call Primrose Hospice and ask to speak to the Clinical Team. T: 01527 871051

To access our services you must be registered with a Bromsgrove or Redditch GP.

Once a referral has been received we will contact you by phone and discuss your needs. We will also explain what services are available at Primrose Hospice and Family Support Centre. If you feel Day Hospice would be helpful, we will invite you to come and meet a member of the nursing team to discuss any goals you may have and talk to you about the benefits you may gain from attending Day Hospice.

By attending Day Hospice you have the opportunity to discuss your symptoms and any concerns you may have. We can also arrange for you to see the Consultant in Palliative Medicine, or another member of the Clinical Team for example our clinical nurse specialist, senior nurse or physiotherapist. You may also be offered support through our Family Support services.

You will have the opportunity, in your own time and at your own pace, to ask any questions and discuss any worries or concerns you may have about the future.

Transport

We encourage people to make their own way to Primrose Hospice but if this isn’t possible, we are able to offer transport to and from Day Hospice thanks to our team of volunteer drivers. However, if you are unable to get in or out of a car without help, our Clinical Team will need to access your mobility.

Many people attending Day Hospice say that the greatest benefit of all is the opportunity to meet and talk to others in similar situations as themselves, sharing concerns, stories and advice.

We do understand that coming to Day Hospice may feel daunting but we can reassure you that we are a very friendly team who are here to support you and your family.

“I come here to live, not die” – Pam, GALS Group Patient.

If you would like to discuss Day Hospice further, please contact Primrose Hospice & Family Support Centre on 01527 871051 and ask to speak to a member of the Clinical Team.