At Saint Catherine’s we are doing everything we can to keep our patients, families, staff , volunteers and supporters safe at this difficult time.
Our key clinical services are still running, which means that patients are still being cared for in the hospice and at home.
However, in line with Government guidance and with safety paramount, we have taken the decision to reduce some face-to-face services and restrict visitors on site.
Every decision being made is in the best interests of our patients, families, volunteers and staff.
We need your continued support and help more than ever as we continue to pay and support all our members of staff – we appreciate every donation, every message and every offer of support.

For current Government advice and help available for the extremely vulnerable, please go to www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable

Self Care for Patients

The suggested links are for activities, study or entertainment – we hope they will be helpful to anyone finding that they need to spend prolonged periods of time indoors.

Plus – do you need help with shopping while self-isolating?

As a way of helping those who are self isolating, vulnerable, elderly and not able to visit a shop,  Morrison’s Doorstep Delivery service can bring your shopping to you.
Please call 0345 611 6111 and select option 5 to place your order. Your order will take 24 hours to process and payment will be taken through card payment by the delivery driver on delivery.
Phone lines are open Monday to Saturday 8am to 4pm and Deliveries are Tuesday to Sunday.
You are able to order from a list of the following products – click here

If you are feeling anxious or unsettled, our ‘meditation toolbox’ might help. These are simple meditations you can try at home and are suitable for beginners.

You can access the meditation toolbox here 

 

Therapy Resources

As well as the online activity links provided above, our therapists have compiled some resources to help through this time. See below for various resources on things like how to prevent falls, gentle exercises, goal setting, as well as guidance for you and any children you may have for social distancing.

All the links below are downloadable documents for you to use.

Get up and go for falls prevention

Gentle exercises

Breathing rectangle

Keep calm and keep moving

Staying well when social distancing

Supporting children at home

Goal setting worksheet

Set SMART goals

I can do it

Get up and Go Exercise Video