Lindsey Lodge Hospice has announced exciting developments in its day to day care services to coincide with Hospice Care Week (8 to 14 October).
The charity-run Hospice is transforming its much loved day care facility into a Wellbeing Centre, which aims to increase access to clinical and spiritual support and enhance wellbeing and quality of life for even more local people living with life-limiting conditions, as well as extending the services available to their families and carers.
Lindsey Lodge Hospice Wellbeing Centre Manager Sarah Hodge said: “Hospice Care Week encourages us to go out and talk about the extraordinary work that hospices do at the heart of their communities, so we’re delighted to announce we’re now offering access to a wider range of activities and resources within our Wellbeing Centre!”
She added: “It’s vitally important we continue to develop and expand our services to ensure we continue to deliver our high standards of care both now and in the future, to ensure people get the help and support they deserve, in a way that’s tailored to their needs.”
As well as traditional appointment based sessions with healthcare professionals and clinics to support symptom management, Lindsey Lodge staff will sign post people to other services such as district nursing, breathlessness and lymphoedema clinics, and offer a whole host of activities ranging from arts and crafts, gardening and exercise sessions, to alternative therapies such as Reiki, relaxation and massage.
It has recently launched its Dragonfly Beauty, which has a trained beauty therapist offering pamper sessions and beauty packages to Hospice patients, carers, staff, volunteers and the general public – all in the safe and tranquil surroundings of Lindsey Lodge Hospice.
Sarah added: “We hope these new services will provide a greater opportunity for people with life limiting illnesses – and their families and carers – to live well with their condition, and continue to enjoy activities they may have felt too overwhelmed to continue on their own.
“And because people can self-refer, they don’t have to wait long periods of time for someone else to recognise their needs.”
The Lindsey Lodge Hospice Wellbeing Service encompasses a number of teams, including medical and nursing support, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, complementary therapy, lymphoedema services, psychology, chaplaincy and pre and post bereavement support.
Anyone wishing to refer themselves, or a patient they are caring for, can simply phone 01724 270835, Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 4.30pm. Following the referral the patient will be invited to the Hospice for an assessment, which will be carried out by health professionals in the Lindsey Lodge Team, who can then work with the patient and their family around care planning, and the services that may benefit them going forward.
Dragonfly Beauty is available daily Monday to Friday, to ring for an appointment, please ask for Natalie in Dragonfly Beauty on 01724 270835. A full list of treatments and prices is available on the Lindsey Lodge Hospice website.