Our Therapies team are on hand to offer support and care for our patients that need tailored physiotherapy and occupational therapy, both on our wards and at home. From helping those living with a terminal illness stay independent, and managing fatigue symptoms, to assisting with breathlessness and anxiety, our Therapies team are a vital team at St Catherine’s Hospice.
Our Day Hospice is also essential, running everything from meditation to art and music classes for our patients. Our Day Hospice programme is designed so that those who attend with a terminal illness can not only stay independent but manage their illness at the same time, and gives them a chance to meet other people in a similar situation.
“My own Dad died when he was just 51 and that had a big impact on me. I feel good that I’m able to give people really good care here, and to spend quality time with patients. The kind of care we give people is the kind of care I’d want for me or my own family.
The work grabs you and I love the people. I like caring for people when they’re ill and it’s during this time of their life that people need you more than any other time.
Once a patient told me that they get the best care from St Catherine’s. There’s not much higher praise and that makes me feel good. It reinforces me and my colleagues are doing a good job and reminds me why I’d never do anything else.”
Our patients are the best people to hear from when it comes to our care. Our team make a huge difference to our patients, and to their loved one’s as well. By joining us, you’ll be a part of that, allowing us to reach even more people who need us as they face death and loss.
"I honestly couldn’t do without my weekly Day Hospice visits. Here, I can talk to people who truly care, enjoy some personal contact with the nurses and therapy team and share my thoughts and feelings with those who get what I’m going through. It gives me something to look forward to, something to treasure. I forget about my illness, just for a while, which is a true blessing."Read more
"I thought I was going to die, but everyone here is very straightforward and encouraging. They controlled my pain with morphine and gave me other drugs to help with my nerve pain. I also come to the hospice gym once a week to do physiotherapy with the Therapies Team. If I didn’t come here, I wouldn’t be doing any exercise and it’s like a safety net for me. "Read more
"Since I’ve been diagnosed with secondary breast cancer, I’ve been coming to Day Hospice. All the staff are so caring and kind, everybody always stops to say hello and nothing I ask for is ever too much of a problem. They treat me with respect, do fun things and help to make me laugh. Sometimes I feel like I just couldn’t do without St Catherine’s."Read more