Helping patients and their loved ones
We know that it can be overwhelming when a person is diagnosed with a life-limiting condition. Our Patient and Family Services Team is here to support both patients and their loved ones through this difficult time.
We have a professionally trained team of paid and volunteer counsellors to help patients, their families and carers experiencing emotional or psychological difficulties. We tailor our support to individual needs; from individual counselling sessions to group support, arranged at a convenient time.
It can sometimes be confusing working out how to get the help one is entitled to. Our in-house social workers are here to assist with any practical issues that arise and to liaise with voluntary and statutory agencies to support discharge from Thames Hospice. They can also suggest appropriate agencies for advice on benefits and funding for care packages.
We have a non-denominational approach to spiritual and religious needs. If desired, our two chaplains are happy to spend time discussing spirituality and religion and we welcome visits from all other ministers or faith leaders.