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St Nicholas Hospice Care - Supporting you and your family

St Nicholas Hospice Care is committed to supporting people and their families facing long-term or life-threatening illnesses to live as well as they can.

Whoever makes up your family; whoever is important to you, we can help.

When you or someone close to you has a long-term or life-threatening illness it can feel overwhelming. You may feel frightened, anxious, sad, angry, powerless and alone. At the same time as coping with your own feelings, you may find yourself having to:

  • Provide and find emotional support for the person close to you who is facing illness or the end of life
  • Provide or find emotional support for those close to you
  • Learn medical language and navigate your way around complicated medical settings
  • Work our how to talk it through with your partner, what to tell family and friends, and how to talk with and support your children
  • Plan for the end of life, death or dying

There is no blueprint for what you are going through, but here are some things we might be able to provide or help with:

  • The space to talk things through at any stage of the illness: diagnosis, treatment, recurrence, when someone is dying or after death
  • A space for your and your relationships - because relationships matter. We can meet with you individually, as a pair or with all family members
  • Help with in-depth psychological, spiritual and social support throughout the illness
  • Bereavement support for adults, including one-to-one, group sessions and activity groups
  • One-to-one bereavement sessions and groups for children and young people, or for parents who need support in how to talk with and support their children through our Nicky's Way programme
  • Companionship and support from our Family Support Assistants
  • Referrals to, and collaboration with, other Hospice services
  • Home visits if coming to the Hospice or Burton Centre is too much for you

Who to contact

Name
St Nicholas Hospice Care
Telephone
01284 766133
Fax
01284 732000
Email
familysupport@stnh.org.uk
Website
http://www.stnicholashospicecare.org.uk
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Where to go

Name
St Nicholas Hospice Care
Address
Hardwick Lane
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
Postcode
IP33 2QY
Area served
Haverhill, Brandon, Clare, Lakenheath, Ixworth, St Edmundsbury, Bury St Edmunds, Elmswell, Thurston, Lavenham, Sudbury, Newmarket, Mildenhall

Other details

Cost Details
All of our services are provided free of charge
Age Groups
Children (5-11), Adults, Young people
Notes

Community Hospice Team, Sylvan Ward and Orchard Day Therapies provide a range of care and support for patients, their families and carers. Our Bereavement Service includes Nicky's Way, which is a service for young people and children. Our Education Department supports staff from other organisations in their learning about End of Life Care.

Last Updated
23/01/2017

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