St Barnabas Hospice celebrate relaunch of day therapy sessions

by | 2 October 2018 | Gainsborough, Local Charity

On Wednesday 9th August, St Barnabas Gainsborough welcomed local residents to help us celebrate the relaunch of our day therapy services. In addition to being a base for our Hospice at Home nurses, on alternate Wednesdays and Thursdays, we will be also offering weekly day therapy.

Located on Front Street in Morton, DN21 3AD, St Barnabas Gainsborough provides a range of care and support, for adults diagnosed with life-limiting or terminal illnesses, along with their families and carers. The services we can provide include, but are not limited to, nurse appointments, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, seated tai-chi and courses in the practice of relaxation or mindfulness.

From our Day Therapy Centre, we can also help to signpost you to other relevant services if they are considered beneficial to your care. This may include other areas of St Barnabas, such as financial support from our welfare services or counselling support from the wellbeing team, or it may be that we can suggest other outside agencies that can provide a different element of care and support to you.

At St Barnabas Gainsborough, and across all of our Hospice sites, we endeavour to enable people to retain the best quality of life possible, and we understand that the care and support required for each individual will vary. This is one of the reasons we were so delighted to be able to encourage people to attend our Open Day, and ask the questions that they want to know the answers to. Staff representatives from all areas of the trust attended on the day, which meant that we were able to offer those attending the unique opportunity of being able to ask any pressing questions they might have, directly to those who provide that service.

We were also lucky enough to be joined by several integral members of our local community Mayor, Councillor Richard Craig and Deputy Mayor, Councillor Keith Panter, from Gainsborough Town Council. Vice Chairman, Councillor Steve England, also joined us from West Lindsey District Council. The support from such key members of the Gainsborough constituency will hopefully help us to raise the awareness of what St Barnabas can provide, to those living with a life-limiting or terminal illness, and subsequently ensure the local community are aware of the support they are entitled to.
Thank you to everyone that came along to the Open Day and helped to make it such a great success. If you weren’t able to attend, you can always pop into our Coffee Morning which runs between 10.00am to 12.00pm, every Thursday. It’s free to all, whether you are just looking to enjoy a coffee with friends, or would like to find out more about our services, St Barnabas will welcome you entirely.

To find out more, or to enquire about accessing our services please call 01427 679429 or 01522 518219.