THE St Luke’s Therapies and Rehabilitation Centre has been re-named to reflect our expanding level of service for patients.
Our re-named Active Intervention Centre (AIC) provides specialist palliative day care for patients with complex needs through support and access to a series of individually tailored programmes of activities, therapies, and treatments, as well as nursing and medicinal advice over an eight to 12 week period.
The centre – which is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday every week - aims to promote independence, maintain function and manage complex clinical problems, helping patients to live well for as long as possible.
Staff can help to address problems with symptom management and the physical, psychological and emotional issues associated with a terminal illness, as well as provide support and guidance with financial or social concerns and spiritual care.
The AIC offers a safe, secure and comfortable environment for people with terminal illnesses to discuss concerns with a healthcare professional, and a space to meet other people who are living with a similar illness to themselves and experiencing similar concerns.
Among the services offered to patients are occupational therapy, physiotherapy, social work support, spiritual care, wellbeing services – everything from reflexology to reiki and beauty therapies – psychological therapy, community clinics and the popular oral history service, providing patients with the opportunity to make an audio recording of their life story that they can share with their family and friends.
Patients usually attend the centre on the same day each week throughout the eight to 12 week programme and they can either attend for a full day or the day can be tailored to meet individual needs.
Wherever possible patients are asked to make their own way to Little Common Lane, although if this is not possible transport via ambulance or car can usually be arranged.