For any enquiries or messages, please contact Trimar Hospice Day Centre on 01305 767527.
Trimar Hospice Day Care Centre
Dorset DT4 7SW
Open for patients from 10am to 3.30pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
(not open bank holidays)
John Greener Day Care
Joseph Weld Hospice
Dorset DT1 2SL
Open for patients from 10am to 3.30pm Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Westminster Memorial Hospital
Dorset SP7 8BD
Open for patients Wednesday 10am to 3pm
Day Hospice aims to improve the quality of life for patients, families and carers by providing palliative nursing and medical support. It also provides the opportunity to enjoy new interests, companionship and social activities whilst giving those at home a break. We offer support and advice for people over 18 years of age with life limiting illnesses or advanced progressive conditions who require access to specialist palliative care. Patients may access our service at any stage of their illness depending on an assessment of their needs. There is no charge for attendance, nursing or medical care, activities or therapies. A small charge is payable on the day to include all beverages, lunch, afternoon tea and cake.
If you feel we could help, you are welcome to contact the hospice (in confidence) for advice on referral or please ask any Healthcare Professional involved in your care to make a referral on your behalf. Usually, people attend on a regular day once a week between the hours of 10am and 3.30pm. However, we are happy to offer a more flexible arrangement if this would better meet your needs.
We have a committed team to care for you consisting of nurses, doctors, therapists, family support workers, chaplains, drivers, hotel and administration services, all supported by dedicated volunteers.
Activities and services
- A listening ear to voice fears and worries
- Help to make informed choices about your care and how to live with the changes in your life
- The benefit of mutual support and friendship from meeting others in similar situations
- Assessment and monitoring of healthcare needs and symptom control
- Access to our specialist palliative care services
- Transport (including wheelchair facilities) for those unable to provide their own, dependent on access to the home and distance involved
Please ask if you would like to be referred for any of the following services:
Creative arts - this may involve art, crafts, games or perhaps working on the computer. Patients may wish to learn new skills
Complementary therapies - relaxation, massage, aromatherapy, reiki and reflexology treatments. These can assist with wellbeing, and symptom control
Rosetta Life - our Artists can work with you using video photography, drama, poetry, fiction and other art forms to help you tell your story. This may be anything you wish to record from your life experiences, and not necessarily relating to your illness
Dependent on your needs, we may also refer you to other Trust services, for example:
- Physiotherapy and/or Occupational Therapy
- Specialist Palliative Care Community Nurses
- Family Support Team including Chaplaincy, Social Worker and Specialist Children’s Support Worker
- In-patient unit (Joseph Weld Hospice)
- Social groups