At Myton our work centres on enhancing life, empowering our patients to achieve their goals and involving them in decisions about their current and future care. By focussing on their wellbeing and seeing them and not the illness we aim to help them reengage with their lives and give them more quality time with their families and loved ones.
We know how precious every moment is when you or someone you care for has an illness that can’t be cured, and that is why we work so hard to ensure those final years, months, weeks or even hours are as good as they can be.
Our Wellbeing Services offer an opportunity for the needs that are unique to those living with a life limiting condition to be met within a community based setting across Coventry and Warwickshire.
If you are registered with a Coventry or Warwickshire GP you may be interested in accessing one or more of our Wellbeing Services.
Living Well Programme
Living with a life limiting illness can turn your world upside down and prevent you doing the things that are important to you. The Living Well Programme is aimed at enabling people to identify their most significant concerns and priorities, providing a range of support to help manage the changes in their life and to enable them to focus on the things that are meaningful to them.
Our outpatient based service aims to support people that are earlier on in their illness and would not wish to attend our Therapeutic days.
Fatigue and Breathlessness Management Programme
The FAB programme takes place in the Day Unit on each of the Myton sites and is designed to support people who have a life limiting illness which causes fatigue and breathlessness.
The programme runs for 6 weeks and aims to improve your confidence in managing your fatigue and breathlessness, enabling you to reduce your anxiety, improve your confidence and regain some sense of control
Our Day Units offer a welcoming, relaxed, yet stimulating atmosphere providing patients with an opportunity to meet and talk to others who are in a similar situation to themselves and access to a structured therapeutic programme of activities.
Whilst we welcome all patients no matter where you are in your disease pathway we are particularly keen to hear from people who may be earlier on in their illness and are looking to improve their wellbeing and quality of life.
You are welcome to stay all day but please note lunch is not provided. These sessions are for anyone with or caring for someone with a life limiting illness; no matter where you are in your disease pathway. We also welcome family members and friends.
We aim to provide a space for you to have a cup of tea and to chat, hear tips and share your experience with other patients and carers. You will also have the opportunity to engage in a variety of activities and group discussions.
Myton has two inpatient units in Warwick and Coventry. Both have teams of nurses, doctors and other health care professionals who specialise in helping you and your loved ones to get on top of difficult symptoms, deal with any physical pain and reduce emotional distress.
Myton at Home
Many people want to have choice over where they are cared for in the last weeks and days of life. Often people wish to stay in familiar surrounds, in their own home.
Occupational Therapy is an important element of palliative care. It aims to help you to live as independently as possible, by enabling you to perform the activities of daily living that are important to you.
Physiotherapy in palliative care aims to help improve or maintain your physical ability. It can help you to continue with your normal daily activities and maintain as much independence and quality of life as possible, for as long as possible.
Coping with a terminal illness is a huge challenge for patients, friends and family, including children. We provide support for both adults and children, either individually or in groups, to help you cope.
Complementary therapies are a combination of both modern and ancient techniques and can offer a great deal of support to those that use them. All complementary therapies in some way are working with your body’s own natural healing processes and energy, whether on a physical, emotional or spiritual level.
Our Lymphoedema Service is based at Warwick Myton Hospice and serves both Myton and community patients of Coventry, Rugby and South Warwickshire.
It’s not easy coming into a hospice. Whatever the reason for your visit, you may find that you have questions and uncertainties that you would like to explore, thoughts and feelings that are hard to discuss with the people who are closest to you.
Respite admission services
The Inpatient Unit at Warwick Myton Hospice offers respite admissions for patients who are aged 18 and over, have a terminal illness and are registered with a GP in Coventry & Warwickshire.
We offer support and psychological expertise to Myton patients (inpatients, outpatients & day patients), their relatives or carers, and staff. The Clinical Psychology service aims to help people cope and adjust to their situation whilst also maximising their independence and autonomy.
We offer hairdressing to all Day Hospice patients across our three sites, and can also facilitate appointments for Inpatients too. Our hairdresser has been at Myton for 12 years and is trained to work with women’s and men’s hair.