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Bedford Daycare Hospice Your local Hospice supporting the peopl
Financial help is the Hospices lifeline, indeed it is crucial to allow us to continue our work and meet the challenges of the future. Together in the lively and caring atmosphere of Bedford Daycare Hospice we can help the dedicated nursing team to enhance the quality of life for our patients each week who come for support.  

Any amount of money raised or donated no matter how small will make a difference to someone’s life and will be greatly received.
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Cancer Education Programme
 For the newly diagnosed/those receiving treatment for cancer. This service
   has recently been developed into a 12 week education programme for the
   newly diagnosed cancer patient, those receiving treatment for cancer and
   the initial post-treatment period, the aim of which is to provide information
   and promote wellbeing.
Open between the hours of 10am and 3.30pm.
Information, support and advice is offered with referral to other members
  of the multi-disciplinary team as necessary.
Close links with Primrose Unit Bedford Hospital, Sue Ryder Care St. John’s
  Hospice, Macmillan Nurses, District Nurses, oncology dietician, speech and
  language therapist, physiotherapist and Bedfordshire Partnership for
  Excellence in Palliative Support (PEPS) team. This list is not exhaustive.
Access to a Registered Nurse for support with pain and symptom control.
Complementary therapy to reduce anxiety, relieve stress and promote
  relaxation. Therapies include aromatherapy, massage, reiki, reflexology
  and Indian head massage. GP consent is sought prior to delivery of
  complementary therapy – before this only a hand massage is offered.
Ways Ahead – a consultation and advice service offered to those
   experiencing hair loss. Advice given on how to apply scarves and create
  bespoke headwear for special occasions. Consultations occur in privacy and
  accessories may be purchased directly from us.
Counselling available in a private, confidential setting for patients,
  and/ or their partners/family members.
Lunch available between the hours of 12.30 to 1.30pm (£5 donation).
Outreach Clinics
Lymphoedema therapy
There is a visiting lymphoedema therapy service run by
Sue Ryder Care St John’s Hospice as an outreach clinic at Bedford Daycare Hospice. Appointments are made via the lymphoedema Nurse based at St John’s.

Chair-based exercise programme
A 6 week chair based exercise programme is delivered by the specialist palliative care physiotherapy team. The aim of this group is to maintain and improve strength, stamina and independence.

Carers Support Group
This group meets at Bedford Daycare Hospice on alternate Wednesday afternoons between 1.30 – 3.30pm. It is a self-help group with the opportunity for individual counselling if necessary. Anyone caring for a loved one with a life-limiting illness may attend this group for support and information sharing.

“Having a life threatening illness can put you
in a very lonely place at times. I come to the hospice to meet up with friends, familiar faces and for the fantastic support and help given by others sometimes in a similar place. It’s like being in one big happy family.”

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North Bedfordshire Hospice Care Ltd. 3 Linden Road, Bedford, MK40 2DD. | Open Monday to Friday 9.30am - 3.30pm | Charity Registered No. 1001614
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