Our Day Hospice provides specialist palliative care for patients with life-limiting illnesses. The holistic care is tailored to the needs of the patients, families and their carers. Our team of specially trained highly skilled Palliative Care Nurses provide compassionate care alongside our support staff and volunteers. This holistic philosophy allows us to create an atmosphere that encompasses the physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of all of our patients.
Who is this service available to?
The services of Day Hospice are available to patients who have a life-limiting diagnosis.
It provides a respite for families and carers who are often providing 24 hour care for their loved one.
How do I access the service?
Referral to the Inpatient Unit is made through:
- The Patient’s General Practitioner (GP)
- The Hospital Consultant/Palliative Care Team
- Foyle Hospice Specialist Home Care Team
- Foyle Hospice Inpatient Unit
What services are offered?
We offer a wide range of services that are provided by the Nursing Team and a dedicated team of volunteers.
Services provided include:
Do I need to provide my own transport to and from the Day Hospice Unit?
We operate a bus service with trained members of staff and volunteers for patients who have transport dificulties or require assistance. In addition to this service we have a team of volunteers who provide transport to and from the Hospice.
Integrative Care Clinic
The Integrative Care Clinic at Foyle Day Hospice has been running since July 2015. It aims to be a source of support to anyone living with life-limiting medical condition which are impacting on their daily quality of life. Quality of life is the focus of the clinic, which aims to maximise wellbeing and to help individuals and families learn how to care for themselves in the midst of potential change.
The clinic works with the whole healthcare team, in particular with GP’s and district nurses to develop a shared care plan and help negotiate the complexities which any journey through the healthcare system can involve. It is currently funded by the Integrated Care Partnership initiative.