A new treatment facility has opened at Willow Wood Hospice which provides outpatient physiotherapy and occupational therapy for patients.
The Hospice Therapy Team usually visit patients in their own home but the new clinic room can now be used for physiotherapy and occupational therapy assessments and interventions in the Hospice.
It can be accessed to provide treatment for existing patients from across all Hospice services – including Therapy, Inpatient, Wellbeing and Dementia support – and assess new patients too.
Hospice staff can see patients face-to-face to tailor their care to their needs, create a programme aimed at helping them meet their goals and enable them to make positive steps – whether it is to help with pain management, fatigue, breathlessness or functional needs.
Rebecca Stimson, Community and Wellbeing Service Therapy Lead at Willow Wood Hospice, said: “The new facility will encourage patients to visit the Hospice and helps those who have set their goals on building their strength and mobility to be able to leave their home.
“It will also help them to be able to continue their rehabilitation away from home and in a supported, accessible and safe environment.
“The space is more comfortable and accessible for those whose home environment may not be ideal for treatment. It also gives our Therapy team the opportunity to treat more patients.”
A patient or their carer can access the Community and Wellbeing Services by phoning the hospice on 0161 330 1100 and asking for Wellbeing at The Hive for an informal chat.