Therapy Services

The therapy team at St David’s Hospice Care work with the wider multidisciplinary team to provide compassionate and skilled specialist palliative patient care of the highest quality.

Supporting and educating patients

The therapy team at St David’s Hospice Care work with the wider multidisciplinary team to provide compassionate and skilled specialist palliative patient care of the highest quality.

Therapists have an active role in supporting and educating patients and their family and/or carers in order to promote life and enhance its quality. This may involve planning your discharge to your preferred location.

Our therapists work throughout the Hospice, on our In-Patient Unit, in the Day Hospice, in as well as providing therapies to our patients in the community.

For more information about St David’s Hospice Care therapies, please contact us on 01633 851051 or email enquiries@stdavidshospicecare.org

Complementary Therapies

Complementary therapies are offered to patients at the In-Patient Unit, Day Hospice and in the community by referral from the medical and nursing team. They can provide physical and emotional support as well as an overall sense of wellbeing for the patient. We offer reflexology, aromatherapy, massage and reiki. Complementary therapy can help with anxiety, fatigue, breathlessness, skin problems and general pain.

Our Free Audio Mediation

For times when you need some relaxation at home, our Breathing Space meditation and relaxation recording is now available for you to use for free online. Used on a regular basis we hope this will help you with breathing, relaxation, anxiety and to help bring about a state of calmness.

Occupational Therapy

The Occupational Therapists at St David’s Hospice Care work on the In-Patient Unit, in the community and Day Hospice and see people referred as out-patients.

Occupational therapists assist people whose ability to manage with activities of daily living (self-care, work or leisure) have been impaired due to physical, psychological (anxiety) or cognitive (memory or understanding) problems.

Occupational therapy aims to help you and the significant people in your life to:

  • Adapt to changes in ability and lifestyle through engagement in meaningful activities.
  • Develop or enhance coping skills through the use of strategies such as anxiety management, fatigue management and other techniques to help adjust to reduced ability.
  • Ensure your home environment is suitable for your needs by providing home assessments and equipment as required to maximise independence.
  • Participate in activities which are meaningful and rewarding to you.
  • Promote a sense of emotional, psychological and spiritual wellbeing which may address potential social isolation by engaging with local community and support networks.