Our therapeutic days take place in our Day Units at Myton and are available on two days per week on each of our sites;
- Coventry – Tuesday and Wednesday 10am - 3pm
- Rugby – Tuesday and Wednesday 10am - 3pm
- Warwick – Thursday and Friday 10am - 3pm
What can I expect when I get there?
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.
We also offer a limited number of respite places enabling carers to take a well-earned break, safe in the knowledge that our team of experienced staff and volunteers will ensure you receive excellent care and support whilst you are with us.
On your first visit, you will have the opportunity to tell a member of our Day Unit team about how you are feeling, the difficulties you are experiencing and any concerns you may have. This will enable us to work with you to identify ways in which we can best support you; and together we will agree your plan of care and which elements of the Day Unit programme might benefit you most.
Your nurse will help you to plan what you would like to do whilst you are with us and will arrange any individual appointments you may need/want with our specialist teams such as Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Complementary Therapy, Spiritual & Pastoral Care, Counselling or Psychology.
You will also have an opportunity to talk with your nurse at each visit to see how things are going.
During your time with us, you will have many opportunities, if you wish, to take part in some of the following activities:
- Talk one-to-one with any of our specialist team about things that may be concerning you
- Socialise with other patients
- Receive complementary therapies
- Participate in some of our various activities, such as music, crafts, seated exercise or gardening to name but a few
- Undergo an assessment by our Physiotherapist and/or Occupational Therapist
- Talk with a member of our Spiritual & Pastoral Care Team
- Take part in art activities both as an individual or as part of a group
- Benefit from attending our short educational sessions
- Talk with one of our dedicated Counsellors or Psychologists
- Visit our hairdresser
- Discuss your wishes for the future; it is important for you to have the opportunity to think about how and where you would like to be cared for if you become seriously ill or you are reaching the end of your life. We appreciate talking about death and dying can be daunting; however our team are specialists in these discussions and will give expert advice.
There will be no pressure placed on you to participate in these activities or discussions. You can just enjoy coming and being alongside other patients, our staff and volunteers.
How often will I attend?
Our initial offer will be for you to attend once a week for a period of up to 8 weeks. We appreciate that some individuals may achieve what they were hoping for before this time so may be discharged early. For all other patients our multidisciplinary team will discuss your progress at week 6; your nurse will then discuss your discharge plan with you. In some cases, if it is felt, you would benefit from an extension to your time with us we will initially offer you an additional 2 weeks.
For those patients who have been specifically booked in for a period of respite, due to the high demand for this service, we are unfortunately only able to offer one day per week for up to 8 weeks.
How to refer
If you are interested in attending our Therapeutic Day please speak to a health professional involved in your care to find out if a referral would be appropriate.
You can make a self-referral by calling our Referrals and Discharge administrator on 01926 838859 anytime between 9.30am and 1.30pm Monday to Friday.
Alternatively you can self-refer online (coming very soon).