Personal clothing (note, we do not provide a laundry service in Hospice).
Footwear. We advise comfortable flat shoes with non-slip soles. Enclosed shoes (i.e. not slippers) are preferable.
Any walking aids/frames that you use at home.
An up-to-date list of your medication. (We will provide you with your medications for the duration of your stay, so you do not need to bring in your own medication. However, if you do not have a list, or are unsure of doses etc., it may be easier to bring all your medication in, and we can go through it with you here).
Any personal items, such as photographs or a favourite pillow or blanket, which may make you feel more at home (though we cannot accept liability for any loss or damage to items of value).
Please arrive at the ward before lunchtime. This allows time for you to settle in, have some lunch and get your bearings. It also gives us time to organise and check your medications and for our doctor and nurse to admit you.
If arriving from a hospital, our team there will organise your transport, which may be dependent on ambulance transfers.
We do have limited access to an overnight room for family members. In general, this is only offered to those families whose loved ones are in the last days of their life. We can, on occasion, set up temporary beds or recliner chairs in patient rooms, if required. Longer term accommodation cannot be provided.
Patients are required to bring their own pyjamas, nightdresses, bed jackets, dressing gowns, slippers and toiletries. We provide and launder all bed linen and towels. Arrangements should be made to launder patients’ personal clothing at home. Locker/wardrobe facilities are available for personal day clothing, if required.
Yes, there is. Our restaurant provides snacks and full meal service. It is open Monday-Saturday from 9am until 5pm (closing between 2-3pm) and on Sunday and bank holidays from 9am until 4:30pm. Family and friends can accompany the patient to the restaurant where they can relax and enjoy each other’s company. The ward manager must be informed before a patient leaves the ward. The staff will always help families to celebrate special occasions such as birthdays and wedding anniversaries.
There are vending machines in the restaurant should you require food or drink outside of the restaurant’s opening hours.