HOSPICE, even the word can be very frightening if you have just found out that you or your loved one isn’t going to get better.
Many people think that if their doctor or nurse suggests they visit the hospice it must be to die. This isn’t always the case; it may mean you have a lot more living to do yet!
Here at Myton, we know how precious every moment is when you or someone you care for has an illness that can’t be cured. That is why we work to ensure those final years, months, weeks or even hours are as good as they can be.
Staying at The Myton Hospices Inpatient Unit
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 so that you can return home better prepared to cope.
Our day hospices, in Coventry, Rugby and Warwick offer a wide range of on-going support, which complements the treatment you may be receiving elsewhere. Staffed by trained nurses, healthcare support workers and volunteers, the team will be able to help you keep a weekly check on your physical health as well as your emotional well-being.
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.
Children and teen services
Our Rainbow Ripples and Myteens service offers direct support for children or indirect support through parents or others within the family. This service is available to all relatives of Myton patients.
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.