Day services

Day care services for people with life-limiting illness

What does it do?

Our care cov

A range of day services

  • Patients can access a range of individual or group activities which aim to support them in all areas of daily living from managing symptoms and planning for future needs, developing new skills and interests and meeting others.
  • Symptom management sessions
  • Creative expression projects
  • Advance care planning work
  • Spiritual support
  • Art and craft activities
  • Reminiscence activities
  • Quizzes and games
  • One to one appointments with specialist staff, such  as a nurse, counsellor, doctor, chaplain or therapist (complementary,occupational and physiotherapy are available)
  • Visiting speakers, crafts people, entertainers and school groups
ers physical needs, and looks after emotional, spiritual and social needs. You don’t have to cope alone.

Who it is for?

We aim to improve the lives of people with life-limiting illness, providing pain relief and helping them live well before they die.

Where it is available?

Local service (Gravesham, Maidstone, Medway, Swale, Thanet, Tonbridge & Malling, Tunbridge Wells, Ashford, Canterbury, Dartford, Dover, Sevenoaks, Shepway).

What it costs:

Day Service attendance is free of charge to patients who meet our usual referral criteria.

How to access or apply for it:

Referrals to any of Pilgrims Hospices’ services can be made by a GP, Consultant, Clinical Nurse Specialist, District Nurse or Community Matron.

You should ask them in the first instance if you think you should be referred.

After your local hospice has received the referral, a member of the hospice team will be in touch to arrange an appointment with you – either at your home, or a clinic appointment at the hospice (similar to a GP appointment).

The hospice team does not take over your care, but instead works with your GP and other health care professionals to care for and support you and your family.

If you feel you or someone you know would benefit from the Hospice Day Service, or if you are interested in volunteering with us, we would like to hear from you. Contact the community coordinator at your local Pilgrims Hospices to find out more.

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Info last updated:

06/06/2014