Day Hospice Therapies

A number of therapies and treatments are available to our patients and their carers and family members.


Physiotherapy can provide advice and rehabilitation to optimise physical and mental well-being before, during and after treatment. We aim to maximise independence and quality of life through individual assessment, goal setting and rehabilitation programmes. Our Physiotherapist works closely with the Occupational Therapist and liaises with carers to assist patients with their requirements at home.

Occupational Therapy

Our Occupational Therapist looks at how serious illness limits an individual’s life and supports them in making appropriate changes to their lifestyles and routines. We help individuals achieve as much independence as possible with everyday activities. We work with patients and carers to develop coping strategies, be as comfortable and productive as possible and continue to feel a sense of control and empowerment.

Diversional Therapy

Diversional Therapy provides creative support to patients and carers. This therapy can literally divert thoughts away from difficult times, illness and pain and it can provide a creative, non-verbal outlet for complex emotions. It can also help to raise self-esteem and provide something to anticipate, through the development of a new skill and interest at a time when old hobbies may no longer be available.

Complementary Therapy

Qualified therapists provide a range of complementary therapies to Hospice patients and carers which can help with relaxation and alleviate symptoms from illness or treatments. These therapies include:

  • Aromatherapy
  • Massage
  • Reiki
  • Reflexology
  • Indian Head Massage
  • Hopi Ear Candles

Family Support

Our Family Support Services include Children and Family Support Service, Bereavement Support, Counselling, Chaplaincy and Social Work Service.

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For Patients

The Day Hospice at The Shakespeare Hospice offers supportive care for patients living with a diagnosis of life limiting illness.

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For Carers and Family

Our nurses, therapists and counsellors provide physical, emotional and practical support for life as a carer.

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How to Refer

The Shakespeare Hospice welcomes referrals from Healthcare professionals as well as self referrals from patients and their families

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Registered Office: Church Lane, Shottery, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 9UL