Project information

Day Therapy at St Clare Hospice

To support and care for members of our community who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness. Allowing them wherever it is possible to remain at home, living as full and active life as they are able.

This is an ongoing service.

Charity information: St Clare Hospice

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  • Need

    Need

    Living with a terminal illness brings immense pressures and anxieties both for the patient and the patient's family. A deteriorating physical condition, coupled with psychological problems, doubts and fears can bring on sense of utter hopelessness and isolation.

    Solution

    We provide specialist palliative care to our community. People diagnosed with terminal illness such as cancer, end stage neurological, cardiac, renal or lung disease may be cared for as Day Patients. 'Day Therapy’ which includes our Independent Living Team offers patients a range of complementary therapies together with more conventional treatments; these include a Breathlessness Clinic, Creative Therapies, Transfusion/Infusion services. Extensive Family and Carer Services are also provided.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    A support system to help patients live as actively and creatively as possible

    Activities

    » By promoting autonomy, personal integrity and self esteem.

    Our sucess in delivering our care is evidenced in the high numbers that attend Day Therapy and the heartwarming thanks of our patients and their families.


    Aim 2

    Relief of pain and other distressing symptoms.

    Activities

    » By offering a range of complementary therapies together with more conventional treatments including a Breathlessness Clinic.

    Our sucess in delivering our care is evidenced in the high numbers that attend Day Therapy and the heartwarming thanks of our patients and their families.


    Aim 3

    Psychological and spiritual care.

    Activities

    » Help patients and their families to come to terms with and prepare for their own death as fully as they can.

    Our sucess in delivering our care is evidenced in the high numbers that attend Day Therapy and the heartwarming thanks of our patients and their families.


    Aim 4

    A support system to help families cope during the patients illness and in bereavement.

    Activities

    » A Psychological Therapist works as part of the team to provide psychological/emotional support to patients, their families and the bereaved.

    Our sucess in delivering our care is evidenced in the high numbers that attend Day Therapy and the heartwarming thanks of our patients and their families.


  • Impact

    Impact

    Day Therapy allows patients to remain at home for as long as it is possible to do so, indeed many are granted their wishes and die at home peacefully and with dignity. We are absolutely committed to helping as many patients fulfil their wish. Our success in delivering this commitment will be evidenced in the increasing numbers that attend Day Therapy ending their days at home, and again the heartwarming thanks of our patients and their families.

    Risk

    Our care is completely free for our patients and their families, but it is not free to provide. Fundraising is a constant and unrelenting activity, ensuring that we are able to continue with and develop Hospice Care for our community.

    Reporting

    News of our activities is passed through our newsletter, our website and via facebook and twitter. Our supporters are always welcome to visit the hospice to meet the staff and volunteers, and gain an insight into our work.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £100,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £100,000 Day Therapy Contribution to overall cost of this service
  • Background

    Location

    Formed 21 years ago by local people for local people, St Clare Hospice has grown and developed to be the highly regarded provider of Hospice Care for West Essex and the East Hertfordshire border. Since opening our doors we have touched the lives of many thousands of local people, caring for patients and supporting their families however and wherever we can.

    Beneficiaries

    Patients diagnosed with terminal illness such as cancer, end stage neurological, cardiac, renal or lung disease who live in West Essex or the East Hertfordshire border.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We are the only hospice delivering care in West Essex.

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    People

    The Occupational Therapist

    The OT fulfils a pivotal role in the organisation, meeting patients in the Day Hospice, the In-Patient Unit and at their homes.