There are a range of ways we can support you and your family. The support we can offer will vary depending on what you and your family want and need from us.
Day and community services at our hospice
Whether you come along to Day Hospice, attend one of our Supportive Care Clinics in Port Glasgow or Greenock Health Centres, arrange a home visit or simply drop in to our Access at Ardgowan centre, we will help you achieve the best possible quality of life, whether that’s through helping relieve your symptoms, supporting you and your loved ones at a difficult time, or advising you on practical issues.
On your first visit you will meet with one of our specialist doctors or nurses to discuss the most appropriate care for you. Our expert team will help you manage your symptoms and are available to talk to about any concerns you may have. You are welcome to bring a family member, friend or carer with you to your appointments.
Together we will agree your individual plan of care with you and suggest services or therapies that are going to be of most help to you, when you need them.
We have a range of support and care for both you and your family.
We realise that you may feel unable to commit yourself to an appointment so please feel free to just drop into our Access Centre. We will take time and talk about your concerns, provide you with the information you require or direct you to a more appropriate person. Family members or carers are also welcome to pop in too for support and advice. We are open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm for support and advice from our specialist team.
Gives you some space to take time out and just be yourself without having to pretend everything is ok. It also gives you the opportunity to meet and talk with other people who may share your experiences, and there’s a real sociable feel to it too. When you’re here, you can also have access to our range of care services.
We currently run two clinics in your community – Port Glasgow and Greenock Health Centres. We also run an outpatient clinic at Access where you can meet with our team of specialist doctors and nurses to will support you to improve your quality of life.
ACNS Support at home
The Ardgowan Community Nurse Specialists (ACNS) Team provides advice and support. They work alongside GP’s and other Health and Social Care staff who may be supporting you at home to help improve your quality of life. The team is led by Clinical Nurse Specialists who work closely with a wide range of specialist palliative care professionals to assist you with:
- Assessment and advice about how your illness may be affecting you
- Exploring any worries or concerns you or your family may have and we may suggest referring you to other members of the hospice team.
- Identifying financial or practical assistance which may help support you at home.
- Planning what is important to you and your family, now and in the future.
There are currently two support groups that are organised and run by patients