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St. Clare's Day Unit provides 20 places each day Monday to Friday and is open between 10am-3.30pm. There is a timetable of activities arranged over the week for patients to access including: computer classes, arts and crafts, exercise classes, educational visits and entertainment shows. We can also refer our day patients for a week/fortnights respite to the In-Patient Unit should the need be required and bed availability.
Day Care is one of the services provided by St. Clare’s Hospice that offers support to guests with life limiting conditions, some of these include:
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases (COPD)
The Day Care Unit is a friendly place where patients can access various services to help with their physical, emotional, psychological, social and spiritual wellbeing.
The Day Care team consists of:
The Day Care Unit is open Monday to Friday 10am – 3.30pm. There are up to 20 places available per day and patients are generally offered 1 day per week depending on their needs. Transport can be provided free of charge to those patients unable to make their own way to the Hospice.
All Day Care patients have a nursing assessment and where needed, a medical assessment on their first visit to identify any needs prior to accessing the clinical services on offer which include:
The Day Care unit also runs a programme of social activities which patients can get involved with throughout the day, some of these include: Daily exercise classes, computer classes (including beginners), visiting speakers, performers, arts and crafts (including jewellery making, candle decoration and card making) water painting, film days, theme days, drama groups, outings to places of interest, music therapy and our most popular pastime - Bingo!
Any health professional involved in the patients care can make a referral to day services. Patients will generally be contacted within 2 weeks of the referral being received with a date and time for assessment.
Jacki Richardson, Day Care Sister 0191 451 6378