You do not have to struggle on your own, says Sian Cole, head of care services, at Cotswold Care Hospice.
Cotswold Care Hospice is here to help and support people through one of the most difficult times of their lives.
People can access many of the hospice's services through outpatients, thus deciding when they want to attend. You can also attend a variety of clinics here, rather than travelling to hospital.
The supportive outpatients’ services are here to help our patients, their carers and their families.
The needs of each person are different – and so, to be most effective, our treatment for each person is closely tailored to those needs.
The needs of carers are often overlooked, but are very real. Helping someone who is ill can be emotionally and physically exhausting.
Cotswold Care Hospice provides a wide range of services, free of charge, to people living with a life-threatening illness and to their families and carers. Download leaflets about these services here.
You can refer yourself to gain access to most of the services offered by Cotswold Care Hospice. You can also be referred by your medical consultant, GP, district nurse or palliative care nurse.
Cotswold Care Hospice offers a 'day therapy’ service where people attend once a week for a three-month period, which can be extended.
Many people, when faced with a life-limiting illness, wish to spend their remaining days at home. Hospice at Home is a specialist nursing service which enables a person to be cared for at home.
Cotswold Care Hospice’s ethos of caring for the ‘whole person’ recognises that spiritual care is as important as caring for physical and emotional needs.
The role of Cotswold Care Hospice is far from over when someone has died. We can also help people come to terms with their loss.
A modern hospice is about creating services that meet patients' needs in a way that suits them best. That is why user involvement is at the core of Cotswold Care Hospice and everything we do.
Cotswold Care Hospice runs special courses to support and inform patients and those caring for someone with a life-limiting illness.
Coming to terms with a life-limiting illness is a distressing experience for the person involved and their loved ones. Cotswold Care Hospice offers counselling for carers and patients.
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Palliative care is about quality of life and includes rehabilitation. Cotswold Care Hospice has a physiotherapist who works with the day therapy team.
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Cotswold Care Hospice can provide some transport support for patients.