Day services

With group activities and individual appointments we can help you choose the best options to suit your health needs, lifestyle and circumstances. Services are always free for patients and families.

A programme of care tailored to your needs

Our specialists can help with any aspect of your illness and will recommend an individual plan of care.

Your care will focus not only on your physical symptoms but also on helping you to regain control and improve your overall quality of life.

On your first visit you will meet with one of our specialist doctors or nurses to discuss the most appropriate care for you. You are welcome to bring a family member, friend or carer with you to your appointments.

We will agree your individual plan of care with you and suggest services or therapies that are going to be of most help to you, when you need them.

Complementary therapies

Sessions are available from Monday to Friday, 10am – 4pm.

Our wide range of safe and natural complementary therapies do not replace traditional care, but patients often comment on their relaxing qualities and overall benefits.

Therapies include: acupressureacupuncturearomatherapyhypnotherapy, Indian head massage, massagereflexologyreikirelaxation and shiatsu.

Sessions are also open to carers.

HOPE (Helping Optimise People’s Energy) programme

This programme on Monday, from 1pm – 3pm and Friday, from 12.30pm – 2.30pm.

This eight-week gentle exercise and educational programme will help you to manage any breathlessness or tiredness you may be experiencing.

Many people say this course helps them to move around more easily, gives them more energy and greater confidence managing their symptoms.

Stepping Stones

This is held on Tuesday from 10.30am – 3pm and Thursday, from 10.30am – 3pm.

Relax in the company of people in a similar position and enjoy gentle chair-based exercise, art and craft activities, and games.

You can also benefit from a relaxing complementary therapy session, have your feet treated by a podiatrist, or have your hair done. Our nurses are on hand with information and advice on managing symptoms and improving your lifestyle and diet or to discuss any problems or concerns.

Men's group

This is held on Thursday from 12 noon – 3pm and includes lunch.

This group will help you to relax and socialise while taking part in activities such as woodwork, photography or using a computer.

T'ai chi

This class is held on Wednesday from 1.30pm – 2.30pm.

Tai chi helps with movement and concentration. It is also fun and relaxing. This is a popular class with carers and patients alike.

Emotional support sessions

These sessions are available on Monday, from 10am – 1pm and on Friday from 10am – 1pm. Other sessions are available by appointment.

If you need emotional support, we can help. After a personal consultation we will offer techniques to help you cope

Living with long term illness group

Sessions available on Wednesday from 11am – 1pm.

This group will help you to explore your feelings and the impact of living with a long term illness. People comment that these sessions help them to discuss difficult issues such as body image and relationships. Many also benefit from the weekly relaxation sessions.

Intravenous infusions and blood transfusions

This service is accessible between Wednesday and Friday from 10am – 4pm.

If you normally receive bisphosphonate infusions or blood transfusions in hospital you can have them here at the hospice instead.

During your visit you can also take advantage of our facilities and services including our complementary therapies.

Self-expression through art

Group 1 is held on Wednesday from 11am – 1pm and Group 2 is held on Thursday from 1pm – 3pm.

Individual sessions may also be arranged.

Led by a qualified art teacher, this group will help you to express your feelings through artwork, while trying something new and enjoyable. Open to patients and their carers. No experience required.

Outpatient clinics

You can visit one of our specialist doctors in our outpatient clinics for a one-to-one consultation.

Our occupational therapist and physiotherapist can also support you. Social, practical, spiritual and emotional support is available for you and your family.

How to get day service care

Ask your GP, nurse or hospital consultant if they think you could benefit from Marie Curie Hospice day services and whether they will refer you.

For more details about day services phone: 0141 557 7400.

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