Bedford Daycare Hospice provides holistic care for adults over the age of 18
suffering with a life-limiting illness and who are registered with a North or
Mid-Beds GP. Services are provided Monday to Friday from 10am to 3.30pm.
Cancer and non-cancer patients are cared for in a calm, homely atmosphere from
the point of diagnosis, through investigations and treatment to remission or
palliative care. The “whole person” is cared for: mind, body and spirit. Away from the clinical environment the
patient can just be themselves in a safe place where the focus is on living.
Although an independent charity Bedford Daycare Hospice works in partnership
with a wide multi-disciplinary team providing specialist palliative care to the
people of North and Mid-Bedfordshire.
The Nurse Manager is a non-core member of the Macmillan
Nurses Multi-Disciplinary Team and attends the End of Life Care
Local Implementation Group. There are close links with many health
care professionals including Macmillan Nurses, District Nurses,
Physiotherapists, Dieticians, Speech and Language Therapists,
Befriender Service, Sue Ryder Care St John’s Hospice, and Bedfordshire Partnership for Excellence in Palliative Support
(PEPS). This list is not exhaustive.