Wellbeing Centre

Lindsey Lodge Hospice and Healthcare launched its new-look Outpatient Service on Monday 3 April 2023.
Patients referred to the service will now be offered two distinct pathways – Health based, or Wellbeing based following their initial assessment and linked to the individual goals they decide to set with guidance from the Lindsey Lodge medical team.

Lindsey Lodge’s outpatient facilities operate from its Wellbeing Centre, based at the Hospice and provide care for adults aged 18 years and over, who are registered with a North Lincolnshire GP and have a life-limiting or terminal condition in advanced, or progressive stages.

They offer holistic support with both the physical and emotional symptoms, along with goal setting, advanced care planning, memory work and access to social group work and activities. They also provide specialist support for patients who may have difficulties with their care needs, or who have frequent hospital admissions due to a specific symptom, as well as those patients where a recent diagnosis requires radical treatment, which may have overwhelming symptoms.

We have introduced a new referral form, which is available to download here and provides a single point of access into the service into our Hospice Co-ordination Centre.

All outpatients will be triaged by our therapy / medical team to understand their individual patient-led goals, before being offered two distinct routes into our service, which we believe will improve their overall patient experience.

Patients who follow the Wellbeing pathway, will be supported by Lindsey Lodge’s healthcare assistants and advanced assistants, who will provide an environment that will enhance their overall psychological wellbeing, through regular social interaction, and meaningful activities. It will offer an opportunity to explore reintegration in the community, help to alleviate boredom, prevent social isolation and provide much-needed carer support.

We offer a daily plan of activities including chair based exercise, crafting, gardening, memory making, visualisation and relaxation, which patients can attend, as well as time set aside each day for clinics with our medical team and advanced care practitioners.

The Health pathway will offer patients interventions led by their own individual specific goals and incorporate an in-depth holistic assessment, with standardised outcome measures. These will be delivered through outpatient appointments and reviewed within the period agreed at the point of assessment.

This patient centred approach offers patients the opportunity to set their own goals, and review their progress.

Our medical team and advanced care practitioners will provide oversight and guidance with intervention to support achievement of their goals, with time set aside to review all patients on a weekly basis with individual case workers.

We will work closely with local health partners to ensure patients who are eligible for our service, receive the best possible care and support.

For more information about the Outpatient Service, please contact Karen Andrew or Sarah Hodge by phoning 01724 270835.

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General information

The Wellbeing Centre is open Monday to Friday between 9am and 4pm. 

photo of patients planting seeds in pots

Our friendly and dedicated team of staff and volunteers are committed to providing an excellent service and meeting the needs of individuals. They are on hand and happy to talk to you if you have any concerns or worries about the centre. 

Patient Information

What we offer

  • One to one support from various members of the clinical team
  • Complementary therapies and relaxation
  • Mindfulness
  • Arts and crafts and creative therapy
  • Memory work
  • Chair based exercise
  • Breathlessness and Fatigue clinics
  • Physiotherapy and Occupational therapy
  • Psychological support
  • Lymphoedema Clinic (Appointment based)
  • Counselling and Pre/Post Bereavement Support
  • Advanced care planning
  • Pastoral Support

Occupational Therapy

The aim of occupational therapy rehabilitation is to promote participation in meaningful life activities to maximise independence and explore ways of completing your valued daily activities your way. An individual, person-centred assessment is offered to identify your current and potential abilities. Occupational therapists use a problem-solving approach with you and your family to help reduce the barriers preventing participation in activities such as work, rest, sleep, leisure, personal cares, domestic tasks and more. Treatment may include:
  • Energy conservation strategies
  • Managing fatigue
  • Using adaptive equipment
  • Falls prevention
  • Cognitive assessment and rehabilitation
  • Posture and seating
  • Anxiety management
  • Emotional and psychological support
  • Ergonomic assessments
  • Relaxation techniques

Breathlessness Clinic

This service is for people who have cancer or a progressive life limiting disease, such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) or heart failure, that affects their breathing. We will teach you techniques to help you to manage your breathlessness better. We will, if appropriate, advise you about the following;
  • Breathing control techniques
  • Positions to help alleviate breathlessness
  • Fan therapy
  • How to conserve energy during everyday activities
  • How to pace activities
  • How to manage anxiety/panic attacks
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Chest clearance techniques
  • Exercises

Enablement Gym

Our ‘Positive Moves’ enablement gym is situated in the heart of the wellbeing centre and is accessible for all patients known to the hospice, including those staying on our inpatient unit. The equipment in place is designed to improve cardiovascular fitness alongside building strength and stamina, but above all, support people to remain active. For many individuals, the gym provides a different environment to engage in exercise which is proven to benefit both physical and psychological wellbeing – particularly when diagnosed and living with a life limiting condition.

Currently, the gym enables our physiotherapist, advanced assistants and occupational therapist to provide rehabilitation in both a one to one or group format.

Fatigue Clinic

Our Fatigue Clinic is for those who have a life limiting illness that impacts on energy levels and stamina. The occupational therapist will explore your daily routines and how fatigue impacts on your life. You will discuss different energy conservation strategies to help cope with fatigue during your everyday activities – including information regarding how to achieve better sleep. Treatment includes techniques that will support you to self-manage fatigue as a symptom:
• Fatigue and activity diary
• Ergonomic assessments
• Pacing, planning and prioritisation of activities
• Cognition
• Mood
• Sleep hygiene
• Relaxation and mindfulness techniques
• Joint work with the Breathlessness clinic
• Advice on managing meaningful occupations such as washing, dressing, working, gardening
• Goal setting


Breathe Easy Enablement Programme

The Breathe Easy Enablement Programme (also known as BEEP) has been designed and developed by Lindsey Lodge Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist Sally Brownsell and Advanced Care Practitioner Occupational Therapist Sarah Hodge to support individuals diagnosed with complex respiratory conditions.

The programme runs over a period of eight weeks and delivers a programme of exercise in the Lindsey Lodge enablement gym for the patient, as well as separate carer support sessions and a joint education session for both patient and their carer. The sessions cover a number of topics including breathlessness management, fatigue management, advanced care planning, recognising red flags (prevention of hospital admission), anxiety/low mood management and relaxation.

The programme is delivered by a number of healthcare professionals including therapists, our specialist palliative care consultant and counselling team alongside community providers including the respiratory complex care matrons.


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.

Contact us

This area of the website aims to give a general introduction to all our patient services, as well as answering some of the questions you may have about Lindsey Lodge Hospice. If you require further information, please do not hesitate to call us on 01724 270835 or email llh.enquiries@nhs.net