Day services offer an option for patients who live in their own home to attend the Hospice for symptom management, emotional, psychological and social support and respite. We also offer carer support.
The team comprises qualified nursing staff (Sister, nurse practitioner, staff nurses), health care assistants, complementary therapy, ward clerk, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, psychologist, counsellor, pharmacist, hairdresser, art therapist and access to Palliative care consultants; we are also supported each day by volunteers. We will liaise directly with others involved in your care including district nurses, community matrons and GP’s.
We operate Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm, taking up to 14 patients a day. You will initially be asked to attend for an assessment appointment. During this assessment the purpose and relevance of attending day services will be discussed. You will be offered the opportunity to attend based upon your individual needs, be it for a full day, or to access the services you require.
Below are three poems written for Day Care by one of their patients who has since been discharged. They capture his experiences within the Day Care environment.
A Dedication to Day Services
A Part of My Life (October 2016 - July 2016)
The Place of Wonder ... A Wonderful Place
Hospice Day Services - pdf opens in new window
Day Services Go Green! - pdf opens in new window
We offer a range of services which provide support for patients 24 hours a day.
We offer a range of education and training opportunities to NHS and non-NHS staff.
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St Benedict’s Hospice has provided specialist palliative care to the people of Sunderland and surrounding districts since 1984.
St. Benedict’s Hospice and Centre for Specialist Palliative Care
St. Benedict’s Way
Sunderland, SR2 0NY
Tel: (0191) 5128400
Registered Charity No 1019410