Myton Hospice has launched a ‘vital’ new service for carers in Rugby.
To coincide with national Hospice Care Week, The Myton Hospices has launched its new service to provide support for carers in the town.
The charity, which has a day hospice on the site of the Hospital of St Cross, will be opening up its services on Monday afternoons to provide a five-week support programme for carers looking after someone with a life-limiting illness and in need of advice.
There is space for ten carers at a time and the service will start as soon as the charity has enough referrals.
During the five weeks carers will also be able to access some of Myton’s complimentary therapies and advice from Macmillan.
Sister Camilla Brookes said: “This is a much needed service providing vital care and support for people who are caring for a loved one with palliative needs.
“We know how difficult and lonely this can be and hope this new service will help us reach out to those who need a bit of extra support.
“The programme will also act as an introduction to Myton for those whose loved ones may need to use the hospice in the future and help them get to know us and what we can do.”
To find out more about the new Carers’ Service call (01788) 550085 or visit mytonhospice.org
Patients and carers will benefit from the hospice’s recent refit funded by a £90,000 grant from the Department of Health.
Refurbishment included a new kitchen, carpets throughout the hospice and furniture for the day room.