St Cuthbert’s Hospice

For home visits by Admiral Nurse, the area covered is City Durham and Chester le street Area Action partnership. This includes these areas: Sacriston, Framwellgate Moor, New Brancepeth, Brandon, Coxhoe, West Rainton, Pittington, Sherburn, Pity Me, Newton Hall, Langley park, Pelton. This is not an exhaustive list but gives an idea of the geographical area. If unsure if this applies to you, please contact Lisa Howarth Admiral Nurse, 0191 3746189 to discuss. The hospice runs therapeutic interventions within the Hospice Living Well Centre, including Cognitive Stimulation, Sporting Memories and movement based groups. People and families affected by advanced dementia and at end of life, can access support from Admiral Nurse, Lisa Howarth. The hospice has a Namaste Care service with volunteers providing visits to people living with advanced dementia at home with their carer and during hospital admissions. Volunteers provide meaningful engagement, using sensory based interventions such as hand massage, music, tastes, all based on life story work. The aim is also to show the carer new ways of engaging, particularly when verbal skills are diminished. It is not a befriending or sitting service. Contact Nicola Kendall, Namaste Lead 0191 3746189 The hospice can offer advice, guidance and some sign posting but the Admiral Nurse support is primarily for those in the last years of life and their families.