The Scholl Centre Day Unit

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09/01/2014  

The Scholl Centre Day Unit drop in day is proving very useful for local people with opportunity to call in and get advice, take part in activities or get support from health care professionals. This service  is available every Monday from 10am until 7pm at the Scholl Centre at Hospice. No appointment is necessary.

 The drop in day facility is being offered as a free and open service to provide advice and support to anyone who needs it, either patients or carers.  It is not necessary to be a Hospice patient nor to have any involvement with Hospice. This is a separate service that does not need any referral or appointment, all you need to do is simply ‘drop in’.

 There will be access to a program of activities including benefit advice, anxiety management or psychological support. There will also be support sessions for carers, or bereavement support if required.  The team may also be able to direct you to other services and facilities that may be of benefit to you. You can have free access to our computer facility for information gathering and look at a library of patient/carer booklets and leaflets.

The drop in day also welcomes patients and carers who would like to relax and call in for something to eat or drink whilst they are waiting for oncology appointments or afterwards. We can also offer support if you need to have results or treatments explained further. There will be registered nurses on hand to give help and advice to anyone who needs it.

The drop in day also welcomes those who have finished their treatment regimes and will support cancer survivors for as long as they need it.

Above all this new service aims to give a welcoming, friendly experience with the emphasis on providing a relaxing and helpful environment to all those who attend.

The next 6 week timetable can be viewed by clicking the below link

 Scholl Centre Drop In 06.01.2014

For further information call Wendy on 647426 or just drop in!

Hospice’s Bereavement Group also meet on Mondays from 3 – 4.30pm, in conjunction with Cruse Bereavement. This is an informal session for bereaved people to meet for tea/coffee and a chat.

People can find this time useful to be able to share with others who are in a similar position.

It is held on the same day as the Drop-In, but separately from it. People can come and share and benefit from time at both if they feel they would like to.

We realise that not everyone will feel comfortable in a group setting, so 1to1 sessions can also be arranged, either through Cruse or Hospice.

Feel free to contact:- Kathy Darnill – Hospice Counsellor on 647449 for more information.

 

 

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