What We Do
The word ‘hospice’ can make people feel anxious. So many of us regard talking about death and dying as taboo, and few people make plans for it.
A hospice focuses on the positives, providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain and stress of a serious illness to improve quality of life for them and their loved ones, and to help them look ahead. Far from being places full of death, hospices tend to be full of life!
There are lots of myths around hospice care. Some people still think hospices are only for cancer patients, when we also care for people with serious cardiac or respiratory issues, and those with advanced motor neurone disease. Some of our older patients may have additional needs such as mobility problems or dementia.
You may be surprised to know that 40% of Lindsey Lodge’s patients are discharged after spending some time with us. So, a hospice is not ‘a place where people go to die’. It actually affirms life and improves its quality for both patients and their carers.