What is a clinic?
Clinics allow you to have a focused consultation about your more complex needs with one of St Clare’s senior clinicians. They involve a discussion of these needs, both short and long term, and the provision of specialised support to help you live well.
Most consultations will take place face to face, but some can happen over via video.
Holistic Needs Assessment Clinic
When you are referred to our Therapy Team, you will have a Holistic Needs Assessment. This meeting helps to identify any medical, social, emotional, and functional needs you may have; enabling the Therapy team to effectively plan the most appropriate support with you.
How can a Holistic Needs Assessment help me?
This is an in-depth assessment carried out with a healthcare professional, which will allow us to advise you on both services offered St Clare’s Hospice and external services offered by our specialist partnerships, which you may benefit from.
Holistic Needs Assessments ensure that we provide you with the most appropriate and effective care, tailoring our services to your individual needs and in accordance with your goals and aspirations.
What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a treatment derived from ancient Chinese medicine. Fine needles are inserted at certain sites in the body for therapeutic or preventative purposes.
How could an Acupuncture Clinic help me?
Acupuncture can relieve many symptoms that you may be suffering from as a result of life-limiting illness, such as breathlessness, fatigue, and nausea. It can be used on its own, or alongside pharmacological treatment for symptoms.
This clinic will be provided by a Nurse Consultant and will comprise 4-6 treatment sessions. All internal referrals into this service will be assessed by the Nurse Consultant for suitability. For the initial phase, referrals into this service will be limited to patients already known to the hospice with the view to referrals later being opened up to others.
Symptom Control Clinic
What is a Symptom Control Clinic?
A Symptom Control Clinic can provide you and your significant others with advice to on managing symptoms that you may experience as a result of life-limiting illness, from some of the most experienced clinicians at St Clare Hospice. This timely and effective assessment may occur face-to-face or by video consultation, from within the St Clare Hospice Wellbeing Hub.
How can a Symptom Control Clinic help me?
A key objective of the symptom control clinic is to ensure a timely and effective symptom control management plan which provides support to the patient/ significant other , Primary Care Team and referrer. This clinic also provides an alternative to a home assessment whilst enabling a visit to the hospice site.
Looking for extra support?
Our Wellbeing Hub offers a variety of supportive services that you could benefit from. Take a look at our calendar of events below to see what’s on this week! You can also click on the ‘Month’ and ‘Agenda’ tabs to view the calendar in different date formats.
For more information about these services, please click the links below:
- Living Well Programme and Groups
- St Clare Community Hub
- Café Clare
- Bereavement Cafés
- Children’s Bereavement Support Group
Get in touch
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 firstname.lastname@example.org