Our trained Oakhaven counsellors offer support to those patients and families that might find it helpful to talk through some of the emotional difficulties of their illness.
We have two ordained Chaplains who lead a team of chaplaincy volunteers. The inpatient unit is visited every day by one of the team. There is a dedicated chapel which is a beautiful and serene place. It is for use by anyone of any faith or none. It is a space where patients, family and friends can find peace and quiet at any time of day or night. Services of Holy Communion, Services of Prayer and Meditation and special Services to Remember are held in the chapel, the Chaplain or a volunteer also conduct services at the bedside. The Day Care Unit also has Chaplaincy volunteers attending every day and leading a service. Oakhaven Hospice Trust welcomes everyone – whatever their beliefs– and the whole team encourages people to feel free to express their spirituality or practice their religion in their own way.
The physiotherapy team offer high quality physical assessments and treatments tailored to individual needs with attention to quality of life, and empowering patients to achieve their personal goals.
Physiotherapy assessment and treatment is available to any patient referred to the service and is delivered on site in the In-Patient Unit, Day Hospice, or as an Out-Patient in our well-resourced treatment area and gym. Community home visits are an integral part of the service also, ensuring that patients are seen in their preferred, or most suitable, setting.
The team comprises three qualified part-time Physiotherapists and a part- time Rehabilitation Assistant, with availability Monday and Fridays 09.00 – 15.00 , Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 08.30 – 16.30.
The complementary therapy co-ordinator or one of the team of complementary therapy volunteers offer treatments to patients and relatives during their time at the Hospice. Treatments may include aromatherapy, reflexology, massage and reiki. We maybe able to offer you support in helping you manage your symptoms or provide relaxation and emotional support in a relaxing environment. For further information please contact our Complementary Therapy Co-ordinator via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
You will meet volunteers in a variety of roles during your time with us. They help serve meals, tend the garden, work on the reception desk as well as support the staff in a number of service areas.