Day Therapy at the Hospice – supporting patients to help them deal with the physical, emotional and social impact of living with a life-limiting illness. Within the Day Therapy unit we provide access to a range of services aimed at enabling each individual to maximise their wellbeing and quality of life.
Our Day Therapy service provides specialist palliative care for adults in Rossendale with a life limiting illness or a long term condition.
We aim to provide a happy and sociable environment in which patients can relax in comfort with the support of the nursing staff and other patients going through similar experiences.
Spending time with us provides a day away from the home environment and a chance to meet new friends. Lunch is provided, with a varied menu to choose from.
You can spend the day doing as much or as little as you like. If you feel like a pamper session, we have a Jacuzzi bath, complementary therapies such as reflexology, aromatherapy massage or reiki. You can discuss with your therapist which treatment would suit you best. A hairdresser and manicurist visit the Hospice regularly.
Our nursing staff can provide advice on symptom control, social support as well as arts and crafts sessions, quizzes, and trips out to places of interest, or simply to have fun!
We recognise that caring for someone with a life limiting illness is stressful for both the patient and those caring for them so a day at the Hospice provides a much needed rest or simply time to catch up with everyday jobs.
In addition to the above day therapy provides;
Peer group support
Access to specialist consultant
Access to specialist palliative physiotherapy service
Access to social worker
Signposting/referall to other services as appropriate
A huge thank you for the donation of £5000 from the Mark Benevolent Fund which was received by Joanna Williams when VWBro David H Thompson, PGJO, APGM, presented her with the cheque. He was accompanied by Matthew Phillips the Worshipful Master of Turton Lodge No 1300 and Stephen Jackson the Worshipful Master of Nuttall Lodge No 1405. Also in attendance was WBro Graham Mangham who is a Trustee of Rossendale Hospice and a member of the Mark Province of East Lancashire.
The other Lodges who nominated Rossendale Hospice were Rectitude Lodge No 18, Union Lodge No 21 and The Lancashire Provincial Grand Stewards Lodge No 1272, each of whom had sent their apologies. This donation was made on behalf of the Mark Benevolent Fund who have invited every Mark Lodge within England and Wales to nominate a hospice within their Province to receive a donation of £1000 in recognition of a lifetime of service and dedication to the Crown and the nation by his HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.
Rossendale Hospice has teamed up with Rossendale Radio to share some love across the Valley’s airwaves this Valentine’s Day. Rossendale Radio will host a Valentine’s Day special on 14th February 2021 between 1pm and 5pm. In return for a £10 donation, anyone can dedicate a song, along with a special message which will be aired live on Valentine’s Day. People may choose to make a dedication to their loved ones, or a friend or family member to let them know how much they are appreciated.
Our 2020 Inter-schools Penny Pinching Challenge started on Friday 14th October and finished on Friday 27th November. Twenty four of our Valley preschools, nurseries, primary and secondary schools took part in the six week challenge to try and fill their penny boxes with as much loose change as they could. Here are the winners:
Cherry Tree Pre School
Cribden House School
Haslingden High School
Raised £4476 in total - Thank you to everyone who took part and supported their local hospice.
We are sorry to advise that from Thursday 5th November our Shops will be closed due to the National Lockdown. We are extremely grateful for all your donations and custom since we re-opened in July and are planning to re-open from Thursday 3rd December if the lockdown is then lifted.
Please keep safe and we look forward to seeing you in our shops again, just as soon as we can.
Temporary Ad Hoc Health Care Assistants needed to support our existing Hospice team in the community. Applicants must have previous experience and be qualified to NVQ Level 2 as a minimum. DBS required.
Temporarary Ad Hoc Registered Nurse Adult needed to support our Hospice at Home services in community. Applicants must have community experience and desirable palliative end-of-life care experience. DBS required.
For further details please contact Hospice at Home 01706 253633 (option 2) or 07960 046165
Listen to the views of some of our patients and hear about what the Hospice needs to provide our services.