Access our specialist compassionate care and support via our new Hospice Hub service in Magnolia Place.

Magnolia Place is a light, airy and cheerful space, where every week our Hospice colleagues and volunteers will offer a range of services, many of which operate on a flexible drop-in basis. Patients and carers can socialise, speak to members of our Drop-in Team, and attend optional supportive sessions.

Members of our Drop-in Team include:

  • Our dedicated Hub Co-ordinator
  • Community Palliative Care Specialist Nurse
  • Dementia Specialist Nurse
  • Healthcare Assistant
  • Complementary Therapist
  • Welfare Advisor
  • Chaplaincy and Spiritual Carer
  • Counsellor
  • Social Worker
  • Occupational Therapist and Physiotherapist
  • Hospice volunteers

Drop-in Team members will work on specific Hospice Hub days. You can find full details of the schedule below. If you have any questions about the schedule, please ask the Hub Co-ordinator.

Getting to the Hospice Hub

All our services are free of charge and we kindly request that you make your own way to the Hospice Hub wherever possible, but for those that experience difficulties with transportation we can offer some limited transport support for which we suggest a small donation towards the mileage costs. Please contact our Hub Co-ordinator to discuss this option.

Staying safe

The whole Hospice team remain vigilant to the pandemic and our priority is to protect our patients and their loved ones, volunteers, and colleagues. We are meeting frequently to ensure that all possible precautions are taken, and we are following Public Health England guidelines. Details of how we are currently responding to the national and local situation, and of the procedures in place to attend the Hospice Hub are provided in a separate document.

 

Join our Heart of Kent Hospice Facebook group for patients and carers

A great way to keep in touch and find out more about our support services. This is a group open to all our patients and carers to access the Hospice community. The aim of the group is to encourage patients and carers to connect and offer support to each other in what is a stressful time for all.

You can request to join the group on Facebook using this link.

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Hospice Hub Schedule

MONDAY

Hub drop-in

10:00am – 1:00pm

All patients and carers are welcome to this Hub drop-in session, there is no need to pre-book. Our weekly Hub drop-in sessions provide an opportunity for patients and carers to meet our Drop-in Team in a relaxed and informal environment.

Led by our Hub Co-ordinator, our Drop-in Team are on hand to listen, answer questions and provide support and advice. This is a sociable event where you will have the opportunity to meet other people who may be facing similar things. You’ll also have the choice to join the weekly relaxation session, and any other sessions that are running.

 

TUESDAY

Dementia care - Making Memories® programme

Starting January 2022

Our six-week Making Memories programme provides patients with enjoyable activities for cognitive stimulation, while their carers meet separately, talk, ask questions, and receive advice support to help them cope. To find out more about this pre-booked course please contact the Dementia Team on 01622 792200 ext 204 or email enquiries@hokh.co.uk

 

WEDNESDAY

Bereavement drop-in

10:00am - 11:30am

This session is for the family and important people of patients who have died whilst under the care of the Hospice. There is no need to pre-book. Come and speak with someone about your grief, whether you are newly bereaved, or it’s been several months or even up to two years after your loss.

At these sessions we aim to provide:

  • Someone to listen to you
  • Signposting you to other bereavement services within the Hospice – Grief Talks group, 1:1 counselling
  • Signposting you to bereavement groups and activities in the locality
  • A chance to talk with a counsellor or trained volunteer in confidence
  • An opportunity to talk to others in a similar situation, for some knowing that they are not alone with what they are experiencing is helpful and comforting.

 

FRIDAY

Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Group

10:00am – 2:00pm

A social support group held twice a month for individuals living with MND where complimentary therapy, advice and support from both Hospice colleagues and members of the Motor Neurone Disease Association is available. The group is led by our Occupational Therapist and a referral to access the group is required before attending. To find out more please call 01622 792200 ext 226 or email enquiries@hokh.co.uk

 

SATURDAY

Dementia café

10:30am - 12:30pm
(The first Saturday of every month)


If you are a patient, carer of family member coping with the challenges of dementia, here you can drop in and meet others in a similar situation, find out what support is available and ask advice from our Dementia Nurse Specialists. You don’t need to book or have contacted the Hospice Dementia Team, you can just come along. To find out more please contact the Dementia Team on 01622 792200 ext 204 or email enquiries@hokh.co.uk

To read the full programme of activities

Click here for Living Well programme

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