Welcome to Kilbryde Hospice Day Service Team!
Following Scottish Government guidelines, due to COVID-19, our Day Service was suspended in their usual format in March 2020. We have continued to support the patients and families in our care by phone/video link over the last few months. June 2020 has seen the implementation of our Virtual Day Service. We are undertaking this via Zoom.
This programme embraces an enablement model of patient centred care focussing on increasing confidence and promoting independence. We may not be able to add days to your life but our aim is to add life to your days. We hope to dispel the myth that a hospice is always a sad place.
Pre COVID – 19, we are a team comprising of 2 registered nurses, 2 clinical support workers, 2 complementary therapists, music therapist, chaplain and a group of motivated and dedicated volunteers. Our volunteers come from a variety of backgrounds and bring with them their tireless enthusiasm, life experience and positivity. We hope to get back to this model as soon as possible.
The feedback from our patients and carers attending Day Services is very positive
“Helpful staff who care”
“Immensely improve my confidence”
“Meeting new people and doing things I thought that I would never have been able to do.”
“ There is such a lovely atmosphere where we feel safe to express laughter and tears almost in the same sentence.”
Despite COVID-19 constraints we continue to accept referrals from Hospital teams, GPs and Community nurses for patients with life limiting conditions and following a nurse assessment they may be offered a place on our the Kilbryde Hospice Virtual Day Service Programme. To refer for Day Services please ask your GP or specialist nurse to refer you.