RESIDENTS living with life-limiting illnesses which are unable to be cured will be able to have support from a new wellbeing service at Barnsley Hospice.
‘The Orangery’ will open next month and provide advice to people living with active and progressive conditions such as cancer, heart disease and motor neurone disease.
The service, which is free, is not just for people with end-of-life care but also patients with life-limiting illnesses.
It’s hoped that the new service will help them cope better with a number of symptoms such as anxiety and fatigue.
The new scheme will replace the previous ‘day services’ at the hospice and is in a newly-refurbished suite.
Anyone living in the Barnsley borough and registered with a Barnsley GP will be able to access the services, though patients must be referred to The Orangery by a GP or community nurse.
It’ll open on Monday, January 24, and will offer its specialist care and support in its dedicated room - though the option for sessions through video links will remain.
Complementary therapy and wellbeing lead Diane Gledhill-Cragg said: “The Orangery’s services are designed to help patients cope with the physical, emotional and psychological impacts of their condition - as well as tackle practical issues and support advance care planning too.
“Our aim is to help people cope with the demands of their life-limiting health condition and live their lives as well as possible as their illness progresses.
“We very much look forward to welcoming people to The Orangery in 2022.”
For more information you can get in contact with the hospice or email firstname.lastname@example.org.