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An introduction
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.
Partnership Working
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.

Referral Process
Referrals are accepted from any health and social care professionals in accordance with the referral criteria. Carers, family members and the patient themselves can also refer. An initial holistic assessment of needs is carried out with referral to appropriate members of the multi-disciplinary team as necessary. A family member or carer is encouraged to attend this assessment following which the patient is allocated one day per week to attend.
Referral Criteria
• Patients requiring support through diagnosis and
treatment of cancer (surgery/ chemotherapy/
radiotherapy) and initial aftercare
• Patients with a life-limiting illness requiring respite care for themselves as carers or their family members as carers
• Patients with a life-limiting illness in remission from
disease and requiring emotional support and confidence
building for a short period of time
• Patients with a life-limiting illness who do not require
daycare but may need one of the following which are
available on an appointment basis:
a) Counselling for patients / family members
b) Complementary therapy
c) Ways Ahead service
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North Bedfordshire Hospice Care Ltd. 3 Linden Road, Bedford, MK40 2DD. | Open Monday to Friday 9.30am - 3.30pm | Charity Registered No. 1001614
Tel: 01234 352015 | Fax: 01234 273074 | Email: info@bdc-hospice.org.uk | Website design by Cerebellum Creative | © 2017 All rights reserved