East Lancashire Hospice

Our Care

East Lancashire Hospice provides many different services.  These are available to people with life-limiting illness, their families and others important to them.  There is no set pattern for the services you can access; each person is assessed and a plan developed with your health and well-being at the centre of all we do.

While this section of the hospice website aims to share information about the services available, you may want to contact us directly to discuss your needs further.

Inpatient Unit

Stays in the hospice can be for the management of uncontrolled or difficult to deal with physical or psycho­logical symptoms/­problems and end of life care.  Alter­natively, an assessment might be needed or a period of intervention to support you, your family or those important to you to be able to manage when you return home.

Medical Provision:

The Medical Director leads the hospice medical team and a named palliative care consultant supports the work of the hospice and patients in our care.  Twice weekly ward rounds are attended by the consultant who also holds an outpatient clinic at the hospice each week.

Community Services

Our Community Service consists of hospice clinical nurse specialists, supportive care (hospice at home) coor­di­nators, health care assistants and volunteers.  The team visit you in your own home to complement the care and support that you already receive from your GP, district nurses and other health and social care services.

Support and Wellbeing Services

The Support & Wellbeing Department offers a range of services to help individuals and those that matter to them achieve a feeling of wellbeing and improved quality of life.  This can be achieved through individual or group sessions/­programmes, peer support or social activities.

Provide a range of holistic therapeutic activities and programmes to help improve your feeling of wellbeing and quality of life

  • Family Support Services: A range of services designed to meet the varied needs and preferences of those accessing hospice services and their families/­those that matter to them
  • Counselling: designed to enable a person to clarify issues and explore possible solutions in a safe, private, confidential and non-judgemental space
  • Bereavement Support: available to all those who are trying to deal with fear, sadness, anger and/or confusion which are all natural to the grieving process
  • Creative Connections: complements our family support provision, offering indi­vidu­alised programme of personally meaningful, creative activities.  Building on the therapeutic inter­ven­tions of counsellors/­others, it is designed to be empowering, fun and free flowing, enabling families to spend quality time together
  • Comple­men­tary Therapies: a range of therapy options to relieve stress and promote relaxation and wellbeing.  These may include aromat­herapy, massage, reflexology, reiki and ‘M’ technique
  • Palliative Care Physi­ot­herapy: enabling patients to develop strategies to maintain own health and wellbeing, manage symptoms and keep as mobile and active as possible