Therapies services

Therapy is an essential part of Hospice care because most patients want to go on being as independent as possible.

We offer a range of therapies to help our patients manage everyday activities themselves and improve their quality of life, including:

  • rehabilitation
  • physiotherapy
  • occupational therapy
  • dietetics
  • speech and language therapy.

All of these therapies are available free of charge to our patients.

Therapies can help our patients:

  • improve mobility (walking, getting out and about, daily routine)
  • improve communication, swallowing, feeding and nutrition
  • be more in control of their own well-being
  • adapt to changes as their condition progresses
  • find different ways of doing things
  • improve functional ability at all times of their illness
  • manage and cope with any difficult symptoms of illness.
     

Support at home
If you are staying in the Hospice, our occupational therapists may visit your home to make sure everything is set up as you need it, and make sure your return home goes as smoothly as possible. Where needed, we can provide transport to enable you to come to the Hospice to see our Therapies Team for support or arrange for our Empowered Living Team volunteers to support your rehabilitation at home.

Group therapies at the Hospice
The Therapies Team also offer group therapy programmes at the Hospice:

  • ICon – In Control of my Breathing Programme (for breathlessness)
  • Falls Prevention Programme
  • Re-Energise Fatigue Management Programme.

How to access these services
If you would like to find out more about these services, or to book an appointment please contact the First Contact Team on 0300 30 30 400.

To discover more about patients' perspectives and priorities for rehabilitative care, watch our film: 

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Supportive Care at St Joseph's Hospice

At St Joseph’s Hospice, we support our patients with more than just the physical symptoms of their illness. We also consider the emotional, psychological, financial, social and practical impact of illness on our patients, their family (including children) and their friends and carers.

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