Caritas Centre, Orpington
Out patient clinics are available to patients being looked after at home. They include appointments to see a consultant, a clinical nurse specialist, social worker, welfare advisor, complementary therapists and other hospice services.
Caritas Centre Gardens
Day patients enjoy the relaxing surroundings of Caritas House gardens, which include trees, shrubs, fragrant plants, water features and seated areas for quiet contemplation. The garden is beautifully maintained by a team of volunteers.
Planned day care
Living your life creatively at the end of life can be important in order to gain new experiences and learn new skills. A range of art sessions – both individual and group – are available to patients and carers in all hospice settings including the Caritas Centre, and a variety of community locations such as your own home and care homes.
You can engage with artists and therapists in activities that include music, painting, pottery, creative writing, photography and film making. Patients and carers tell us that capturing their life story or experiences through the arts can be a rewarding and meaningful experience.
The artists also run a range of ”Health Promotion” projects with local community groups such as Primary and Secondary schools, local faith groups and GP surgeries. These community groups visit the hospice, meet with patients and carers and create artwork together in order to learn about the hospice and the work that we do together.
A number of community art exhibitions take place annually in order to display the artwork created in all of our sessions for the general public. A range of complementary therapies such as massage, aromatherapy, relaxation and acupuncture are also delivered by our nurse therapists. All of these sessions are delivered both on the hospice site and also in the home.