Outpatient and Wellbeing Services
Our Outpatient and Wellbeing Services are based at North London Hospice Enfield.
Groups in partnership with Compassionate Neighbours. All groups are free of charge and are for anyone with a link with the hospice. Check here our weekly schedule of activities.
Who is the service for?
This clinical service is for anyone who has a life limiting illness which may be treatable but not curable. This includes those with a cancer diagnosis but also those with later stage respiratory conditions, rare neurological conditions, and those with heart failure. As it is an outpatient service you must be well enough to attend appointments, sometimes on a regular short-term basis, either at Winchmore Hill site or our Finchley site.
How to refer
Referrals can be made by any healthcare professional and we also accept self-referrals to the service, just phone the First Contact Team on 0800 368 7848 and select option 2. Once a referral has been accepted, you will be offered an appointment with one of the team to discuss your needs and concerns, identify goals and work out a personal programme with you.
What does the service offer?
The multi professional team aims to provide holistic, person-centred care and support, to enable and optimise quality of life. Focus is on supporting, encouraging and empowering you to work towards what is important to you. The service can offer support in the following areas:
- Non-pharmacological help in managing symptoms
- Rehabilitation and self-management – opportunities to improve and maintain fitness and your ability to manage everyday activities. Support to learn skills and strategies to help manage your symptoms such as breathlessness, fatigue, anxiety or low self-esteem
- Psychological, spiritual and emotional issues – time and space to help process feelings and emotions through talking, learning skills or using creative therapies such as art. This aims to make you feel more in control of your life and are able to express your feelings, thoughts and worries
- Complementary therapies – to help manage pain and other symptoms, therapies for relaxation and your general wellbeing
- Help with making difficult decisions, starting conversations and planning for the future
All aspects of the service are offered individually or within a group in the format of a short course, single workshop or drop-in sessions. The team will support you in achieving your goals that you identify.
The outpatient team
Our team of palliative care specialists includes doctors, nurses, social workers, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, spiritual care facilitators, complementary therapists, psychologists and creative art psychotherapists. We are also supported by a skilled group of volunteers who work in all areas of the centre.