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New Day Hospice Service Launched in Scorton

We’re happy to announce that St Teresa’s Hospice has launched a brand-new service to help people across Hambleton and Richmondshire.

The “Choices” programme already proving successful in Darlington!

This new services offers Day Hospice care for palliative patients in the area, and was officially launched on 10th June. Our aim is to offer our high quality level of day care to more people to access vital care and support across the organisation’s catchment area.

Operating every Wednesday from Elizabeth House, the Satellite Day Hospice aims to provide patients with our bespoke "Choices" programme, as well as specialist respiratory clinics.

The emphasis is on enabling patients to live well with their condition and this is achieved through assessment, exercise, physiotherapy and complementary therapies, as well as diversional craft activities and emotional and physiological support from a counselling team. Invited speakers also attend to give talks on topics of interest.

The launch follows a successful pilot scheme which was undertaken in late 2014, at The Friary in Richmond.

Feedback from patients using the satellite Day Hospice has been very positive. Maureen, a patient, said: "It makes the week. The regular exercise helps with my energy levels and motivation. It’s got me meeting new people and taking part in activities that I would not have thought of."

Head of Nursing Alison Marshall, said: "We hope that this project will enable more patients, and especially those that live in more rural areas, to access a range of Hospice services. The first sessions have been very successful and we are very grateful to Abbey Care Village who have helped facilitate this with the use of their premises."