The Living Well Service aims to work with you, and those important to you, to feel confident, fulfilled and have control over how you enjoy living life.

We can provide information, support and a range of approaches to help you make decisions, manage your symptoms and allow you to thrive in your daily activities and interests.  We provide a range of living well services in a variety of ways including, online classes, community hubs and clinics (groups), as well as specialist individual face-to-face support. If travel is not possible there is an option to arrange a video call with our team, or we have some limited transport support.

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Our physiotherapy team work with you to improve your comfort, safety and independence and can play an important role in helping to improve your quality of life. At the core is your involvement in your own care, through education, awareness, empowerment and participation in your treatment. 

Physiotherapy can help to maintain your independence and maximise your ability to do everyday tasks.  This is tailored to your individual needs and goals and may involve advice for and management of: 

  • Breathlessness
  • Joint stiffness and muscle weakness
  • Swelling
  • Falls prevention
  • Mobility
  • Pain
  • Being more active

Physiotherapy is available Monday to Friday within our In-Patient Unit and also at the Kyle Chemotherapy Unit on Tuesdays for outpatients and can be delivered face to face in IPU, clinical or therapeutic setting or online/ telephone. 

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy helps you to do the everyday activities that give your life meaning and purpose (occupations), things you want to do and must do. This can include self-care (getting dressed, eating a meal), being productive (an activity that occupies you as meaningful and purposeful) and leisure (socialising, hobbies, relaxing and keeping physically active). Disruption to everyday activities is often experienced due to life-changing circumstances, illness or disability, which can in turn harm health and well-being.  

Everything in Occupational Therapy practice is focused on people’s well-being, looking beyond diagnosis and limitations, towards your ability to achieve your hopes and aspirations by participating in activities that matter to you. This means looking at the relationship between daily activities, alongside the challenges experienced and environment to create a realistic plan, goals and activities to support people to experience what they most value.   

This service operates from 08:30 – 16:30 Monday to Friday and can be delivered face to face in IPU, clinical or therapeutic setting or online/ telephone.

Complementary Therapy

Complementary Therapy is applied alongside and in support of conventional medical methods of care. The holistic approach of these sessions aims to ease the emotional, mental and physical effects that illness can have on you and those you love.  

The therapies are best suited to people who need extra support to manage their physical and emotional symptoms. These include:

  • Reflexology
  • Energy therapies e.g. Reiki
  • Meditation and mindfulness sessions
  • Aromatherapy
  • Massage
  • Indian Head Massage 
  • Tai Chi
  • Stress Management

Complementary therapy sessions are available during the day for people at home Monday- Friday and for people in our in-patient unit every Tuesday and Friday and in the evenings Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.  

Complementary Therapy

“I slept from 10pm till 5am, woke to have meds and then slept till 10.30am. I had to be wakened. Unheard of!” 

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