The Hazel Centre
The Hazel Centre at Countess Mountbatten Hospice provides a range of day care services and two key support session programmes, explained in more detail below.
Supporting independence and wellbeing
The first programme is a series of psychological support days which focus on helping you to maintain a sense of independence and wellbeing.
Advice and support will be offered by members of the multidisciplinary team, covering practical information on:
• specialist symptom control
• nursing assessments
• referrals to other health and social care professionals
• occupational therapy
• our counselling psychologist’s services
The sessions are held on alternate weeks. In the first session you will identity your aims for attending, and an action plan relating to your attendance will be produced.
As the sessions progress, the team will meet with you to ensure that your needs are being addressed. The aim is for you to have achieved everything you need to from the programme after your 6 sessions have been completed.
The second programme is a therapeutic clinic run as a short course for six weeks. It focuses on providing you and your family with information to help you understand the options, support and services that are available to you, enabling you to make your own decisions. This is sometimes described as ‘empowerment’.
The programme includes sessions on:
- Making choices for the future
- Financial and benefits advice from the Citizens Advice Bureau
- Information on local services
- Psychological wellbeing
Lunch and refreshments
Lunch and refreshments are provided
Referrals can be made by a member of the Hospice Team, your GP or Community Nurse, your hospital consultants or specialist nurses in the community of hospital. Transport can be arranged if needed, please contact a member of the team for more information.
Information and Resource Drop-in Service
Every Wednesday between 2.30pm-4.30pm
All are welcome to attend our friendly information and resource drop-in sessions. The service is designed to help people living with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses, their family members and carers to meet others in a similar situation over a cup of tea in a relaxed environment.
- Information about services at Countess Mountbatten Hospice
- Information about managing illness
- Citizens Advice Bureau Advisor for help in relation to financial benefits and work related advice on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday every month
- Advice and support for carers
Contacting the Hazel Centre
If you would like more details about any of the services running at the Hazel Centre, our telephone number is: 023 8047 5544.