Outpatient Services

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Our Outpatient services at St Clare Hospice can offer support to help you live your life in the way you want to, promoting independent living and empowering you to feel capable and confident.
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Who can access our Outpatient services?

Our Outpatient services are for adults over the age of 18, who are living with a terminal or life-limiting illness. We offer rehabilitative care and support, led by each individual’s personal needs and desires.

People access our Outpatient services to help cope with changes they are experiencing in their life due to the diagnosis of a life-limiting illness. Therefore, our person-centred support aims to address your own specific goals and aspirations.

With a focus on supporting your mental wellbeing, as well as your physical wellness, our multi-disciplinary team are here to help you live to your fullest potential.


Our Outpatient services

We currently offer a range of Outpatient services that you could benefit from.

If you are living with a life-limiting illness and would like to access free support from St Clare Hospice, please do get in touch with us.

Call us on 01279 773700

Email us on info@stclarehosice.org.uk

You can also talk about accessing St Clare Hospice’s services with your GP, district nurse, hospital team of consultants and nurses, or any other health, social care or voluntary sector professional who is helping you.


Supportive online consultations with a palliative care professional

You can access supportive, clinical consultations with a member of our specialist palliative care team, from the comfort of your own home. They aim to provide you with information, advice and support in relation to any difficulties you may be experiencing due to your life-limiting illness.

These consultations are hosted via NHS-approved video call software. However, if you’re unable to access a computer, smartphone or tablet with an internet connection, we are happy to call you on the telephone.

Once you have booked an appointment with us, you will be provided with instructions and guidance on how to access the video call. You can expect the duration of your appointment to be around one hour.


Online, interactive Therapeutic Groups

Our online Therapeutic Groups aim to connect you with other local people who may share similar experiences to your own. Led by a member of the St Clare Hospice team, these interactive group sessions are hosted via online video call software, Zoom.

Breathlessness Group

Our Breathlessness Group course consists of four, weekly sessions, hosted on Tuesday afternoons via video call software, Zoom.

By attending the Group, you can learn how to manage breathlessness you are experiencing as a result of your illness. Managing breathlessness can help to improve your mobility, enabling you to do more – with less anxiety, and more confidence.

Throughout the course, our four, weekly sessions will focus on:

  • 1: Anatomy and breathing exercises
  • 2: Fatigue management and equipment
  • 3: ACP and exercise
  • 4: Anxiety management

Online Classes & Exercises

We have a collection of Online Classes & Exercises that you can access via our Wellbeing Hub. Currently, we offer supportive videos around Relaxation & Mindfulness, Physiotherapy, Light Cardio Exercises and Breathlessness. You can access these videos from your own home, at a time you choose, and at your own pace.

Please click here to visit our Online Classes & Exercises web page.


Rehabilitative support

Led by St Clare occupational therapists and physiotherapists, our rehabilitative support aims to help rehabilitate you into living your life according to your personal goals and aspirations. We can support you to improve your overall wellbeing by offering care, guidance and advice around your mobility, mental wellbeing and social goals.

Occupational Therapy

Our occupational therapists will look at how your life-limiting illness impacts on your everyday function and activities, working with you to achieve your personal goals. They aim to help you maintain as much independence as possible, offering assistance on acquiring specialist equipment for your home, or working with you to overcome physical or psychological barriers that may be preventing you from living to your fullest potential.

Whether your goal is to cope better around the house, be able to go for a walk, or manage your own personal care, an occupational therapist can work with you through changing ability setting realistic goals.

Physiotherapy

Our physiotherapists aim to empower you to live independently, and with dignity. They will address physical difficulties you may be experiencing as a result of your life-limiting illness. They aim to offer an opportunity for you to develop coping skills and strategies to manage changing abilities.

Our physiotherapists may help to address issues such as reducing mobility, weakness in muscles, breathing difficulties and pain. They may introduce you to a variety of methods to help you to cope. These may include physical techniques and exercises, mobility aids or supports, using TENS machines and acupuncture.


Get in touch

Our Outpatient services are continuously developing to meet the needs of local people. If you have any questions or suggestions, please get in touch with us. We’d love to hear from you.

Call us on 01279 773700

Email us on info@stclarehosice.org.uk