The Lantern Suite provides space for a range of services to help you, your family and your carers live with the changes in your life brought about by your illness. These services are available by appointment only.
Triage Clinic – If you are a patient who is new to the service the Triage nurse may see you in clinic to assess your needs and help plan your care.
Nurse Led Clinics – The Nurse Practioner provides blood transfusions, treatment, blood tests and advice on symptom control.
Medical Outpatients – The medical team can offer appointments to those with difficult to control symptoms. It provides the opportunity to review medication as needed to optimise symptom control.
Neurological Outpatients – The rehabilitation service offers this clinic to assess and support your ongoing neurological needs as your disease changes.
Easibreathe Group – The physiotherapists run a group for breathless patients. The aim of the group is to help you and your carer understand how to manage your breathlessness.
Fatigue Management – Fatigue is a very common symptom. We can offer one-to-one appointments or group sessions to provide support and advice.
Well-being Services – With a view to enhancing your sense of well-being, patients and carers can access complementary therapies, beauty, hair appointments and relaxation sessions.
Counselling – A diagnosis of a potentially life limiting illness can impact on your daily life; it may help to have time to explore your thoughts and feelings with a trained counsellor.
Bereavement Service – Talking with someone, or meeting others in a similar situation can be very important when coping with your loss. The Bereavement Service team of professionals and trained volunteers can provide support, counselling, groups, information and advice for adults and children.
Creative Therapies – Taking part in arts and crafts can be relaxing, stimulating, provide a way of reflecting on your life and might even help you develop a new hobby.
Creative Living Group - A six week half-day programme using a combination of education, therapeutic art and reflection to help you explore your emotions and develop coping strategies.
Carers' Coffee morning – On the first Monday of the month drop in and meet other carers to share your fears, feelings and changing roles. We can offer a range of practical and financial advice as well as details of support agencies that may be able to help and assist you.
Social Group – If your illness is currently stable and you do not need nursing/medical care, the social group could offer you the opportunity to meet others in the same situation.
How do I get there? – You need to make your own way to the hospice. If you have transport difficulties please speak to a member of staff.
Interested in one of these services? - If you feel that you, as a patient or carer, would benefit from one of these services or to find out more, please contact us on 01245 457300.
Lantern Suite Information Centre – Drop in service Monday to Friday 9:00-16:00
Ill? Bereaved? Or worried about someone who is........ Then ‘drop in’ to the Lantern Suite Information Centre where specially trained staff and volunteers are available for information, support and advice.
With a wide range of information available, the role of the information team members is to listen and help you access the support and information you need. We will be happy to guide you as much, or as little as you wish and can facilitate access to the wider hospice team or sign post you to the most appropriate service.
So ‘drop in’ for information, support and advice or simply take time to relax in our coffee bar.
To download a leaflet in respect of these services, please CLICK HERE