Day Services

Day Services are available to adults with a progressive life-limiting illness who require symptom management, psychological or social support.

We encourage early referral to evaluate patients who can benefit from the Hospice facilities at an appropriate point in their disease trajectory. For example, patients can attend soon after diagnosis and receive psychological support, help, advice and then return at a later stage when their needs may be different to access further help and support.

Butterwick Day Services offer a full range of in-house services, although some people prefer to make an out-patient appointment and come to access just one specific service such as an aromatherapy massage. All services are provided free of charge to anyone who has been accepted for care from the Hospice.

Day Services are available Monday to Friday. However, on particular days the Day Services Department caters for people with particular needs. Day Care provides an opportunity to talk to the specialist clinical team who can provide help and advice with symptom management.

It is also a great opportunity to meet people with similar challenges. This helps to alleviate fears and feelings of isolation. The Day Services Department offers an informal social environment where you can chat, meet new friends, get help and advice for yourself and your loved ones and participates in lots of diversional therapies, activities, and treatments.

Complementary therapies are provided as an integral part of the treatments available. These therapies are administered by qualified and experienced practitioners. Complementary therapies help to relieve symptoms such as pain, stress, anxiety, and sleeplessness. You can learn more about the Complementary Therapies treatments the Hospice therapists provide by following the link here – Complimentary Therapy Services.

A physiotherapist attends the facility to help people who are struggling with mobility problems.

Several creative therapies are also freely available which are very popular with people attending Day Services. Our volunteer creative therapists help those wishing to participate to develop crafts and artistic projects as gifts for family and friends.

Please note to access care from Butterwick Hospice a referral should be made by a a medical professional. For details of the referral criteria and process please get in touch.

If you would like more information about Butterwick Hospice Day Services please contact Stockton on 01642 607742 or Bishop Auckland on 01388 603003

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