Day Services

Tracy Glen (Nurse Manager) and her team will work closely with you, your GP and District Nurse to provide a continuity of care that meets your individual needs.

We offer help right from your initial diagnosis, through any treatments you may receive, and ongoing support as required.

Complimentary therapies and other activities available that you could benefit from on your day at Lakelands Hospice.

We appreciate that attending a hospice may not appeal to you, especially if you have only recently been diagnosed, but we would encourage you to get in contact for an initial chat and maybe come and see the facilities that we have. You will then have a better understanding of how Lakelands Hospice could improve the quality of your life.

Reasons why you may wish to access our day services:

You have recently been diagnosed with a life limiting illness and would like more information and advice.

You may be feeling your illness is preventing you from living your life and limiting social opportunities.

Perhaps you have been referred by your GP or district nurse.

01536 747755 sometimes you just need someone who will listen to your worries and anxieties, or you feel you need more information about your illness and symptoms.

Maybe you want to enable your family and carer to have some personal time of their own you could be having difficulties with personal care like bathing.

In the first instance please either, download our Services Leaflet or give us a call 01536 747755 Mon-Fri 9-5pm (excluding Bank Holidays )

Your Day at Lakelands

If you are making your own way to Lakelands you should aim to arrive at about 10am.  If you have arranged for our mini bus door-to-door service to pick you up, and the driver will also aim to arrive at the hospice for 10am.

You can expect a warm welcome from all the nurses, volunteers and other patients on arrival, as well as a cup of tea and biscuits. If you wish to, you are very welcome to bring along a friend or relative for support on your first visit.

You can then just sit and relax quietly if you want to or take part in an activity or complimentary therapy of your choice. Aromatherapy and massages are available most days and do not require an appointment. Other facilities and therapies may require pre-booking. How you spend your time at the hospice is really up to you, the nurses and volunteers are always there to assist you. Refreshments will be available, and a choice of lunchtime meals will be provided for which there is a charge of £3, and then in the afternoon, there will be tea and biscuits served in the lounge. Your friendly volunteer driver will arrive to take those that are using our door-to-door service home at around 3.30pm.

What should I bring with me?

You will need to bring with you any medication that you usually take during the day as you will be responsible for taking your own medication as usual. If you have dressings that will need changing (perhaps your district nurse usually does them for you) then please bring them with you, along with any information you can so that we can continue the care that has already started.

I have difficulty taking my medication, can you help me?

Yes, the nurses can assist you with your medication, but you MUST bring your medication in their original packaging, along with a copy of your repeat prescription.

Can I bring along my own activity to do?

If it's a knitting or crotchet project then of course yes, you are welcome to bring it along. However, if your pastime is rocket building then you might want to speak to a nurse about it first!

Facilities and Activities

There is a variety of facilities and activities available to you as a patient at our Day Care Hospice. Unless stated, everything is free of charge to you. Some may require advance booking; our nurses and volunteers will be more than willing to help you with arranging the things you want to do.

Bath & Shower Facilities

Available on request

Art Therapy

Painting, drawing & card making

Resources

Open to all patients and staff at the hospice there is a selection of books and leaflets on cancer and related topics. Staff are always willing to help acquire information for you from the internet.

Library Facilities

The library is open to anyone using the hospice. You will find a wide selection of books and audio books.

Complimentary therapies

Aromatherapy, reiki, massage and hypnotherapy

Plus

Talks, group exercise and entertainment in the afternoon.

Transport - getting to the Hospice

You can arrange to be picked up and returned home from Lakelands Hospice in our mini bus by our friendly volunteer host drivers.

We do ask patients who make use of this service to make a donation of £5 per return journey towards the operational costs.

By Car

We are located on Butland Road in the Oakley Vale area of Corby, postcode NN18 8LX for your satnav and have plenty of parking space in our carpark.

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