Patient's Families/Carers

In Brief

Here at Katharine House Hospice, not only do we provide holistic care for your loved one, we also maintain a strong focus on supporting the needs of the whole family.

Close relatives/carers have access to many of our support services including complementary therapies, social and spiritual care.

Visiting information

If you have a friend or relative staying with us on our in-patient unit, you can visit them whenever you wish, for as long as you wish.

Children and pets are also very welcome to visit!

Respite for Carers

Our Respite for Carers service provides a home-sitting service to enable a patient's carer to have a break from their caring role.

The service can allow you to have some time for yourself, safe in the knowledge that your loved one is being cared for at home. It also offers additional support and companionship for patients.

Each visit is tailored to the individual needs and can be from one hour to several hours.

Carers Group

Carers Group is designed to support carers to have some time-out from their caring role and to have the support of other like-minded people.

The main aims are to provide carers with support and alleviate some of the isolation that is often felt by carers. They gain peer support as well as guidance on practical and emotional issues.

The group meet from 7-9pm on the first Thursday of the month and 2-4pm on every other Tuesday at Katharine House Hospice.

For more information contact, Katharine House Hospice Social Worker, Gill Knight, on 01785 270836

Counselling support

When someone close to us has died, we may experience emotions that affect many aspects of our lives. Grieving is a normal process, however it affects every person differently; there is no right or wrong way to grieve.

Our team of counsellors offer a caring and confidential support service to enable to you to cope with grief in a way that will help you and your needs.