In Patient Unit
This is an eight bedded unit, where we take referrals for symptom management, respite care and end of life care for patients with life shortening conditions.
Hospice @ Home
Cares for patients with life shortening conditions who wish to remain at home at end of life. The service covers the Furness and South Lakes area seven days a week. We also have a night service, where a Health Care Assistant can stay at a patient/family home overnight to help prevent carer fatigue and hospital admission.
We offer different types of respite care: In the In-Patient Unit for a few days or a week. At home, through a trained and experienced Health Care Assistant being available for up to 3 hours at a time or overnight through provision of a trained and experienced Health Care Assistant to look after the person overnight to allow the family carer to sleep.
Family Support & Bereavement Service
Emotional/spiritual support for patients and/or their family members regarding loss and grief issues pre and post bereavement covering Furness and South Lakes. Clients can be seen at hospice or in own homes. We also offer signposting service should we not be the appropriate service. Referrals taken during normal office hours Mon-Friday. Please note this is neither a counselling service nor an emergency response service and is offered to adults only although parental guidance can be offered by the team regarding children’s’ grief responses.
Day Hospice Our Day Hospice provides a 12-week enjoyable programme of activities, focusing on individual needs and goals. It is all about enabling you to enjoy life – understand yourself better connect with other people and feel the benefit of kindness, friendship, support and having a good laugh. The Day Hospice is delivered in Barrow (Tuesday) and Ulverston (Wednesday) from 11am- 3:30pm. To enable patients to attend either of our day hospices we are able to offer volunteer drivers.
Complementary Therapies at St Mary’s Hospice offers supportive care for patients and their families in South Lakes and Furness. Our skilled team can adapt the therapeutic techniques used for people with different levels of need or advancing disease. Our aim is to promote relaxation and wellbeing through a range of gentle and therapeutic treatments.
Move More and Relax Programme Take part in an enjoyable and therapeutic chair based exercise programme with a Level 2 Instructor from the Living Well Team at St Mary’s Hospice.
Living Well Programme
In the Living Well Programme, groups of patients and their carers come together for one afternoon a week for 6 sessions to learn practical tools and techniques to help them cope with illness and enhance their wellbeing. The sessions bring together people facing similar challenges in a very practical programme and they are invited to experience a range of breathing and relaxation techniques, adapted exercise and other skills that can help support health and wellness.