Hafan Dewi Sant – the new Palliative care drop-in Centre in Bangor
We are delighted to announce the doors of our newly refurbished Drop-in Centre in Bangor are now open.
The transformation of Hafan Dewi Sant has not only given a vibrant and modern feel to a building previously known as Hafan Menai, but more importantly, the centre will be much more accessible to a wider number of people needing our care and support.
If you know someone who is living with a life limiting condition and who is receiving care at Ysbyty Gwynedd (or locally), do come and see us. No referral or appointment will be necessary you can just ‘drop in’ at your own convenience.
Every space has been carefully planned, utilising all the areas of the building to ensure a relaxing environment, reflecting the supportive nature of the service which aims to promote a sense of well-being and a positive approach to living.
Patients and their families or carers can benefit from access to practical, emotional, psychological and spiritual support, as well as information and signposting to local resources, appropriate services and medical professionals.
The Services at Hafan Dewi Sant – Bangor
Complementary Therapy (Massage, Aromatherapy, Reflexology)
Complementary Therapies are not an alternative to conventional treatment you are receiving, they aid in your overall well-being, increase your sense of relaxation and provide some much-needed TLC during a difficult time. They have been beneficial in reducing ailments such as muscular aches, tension and pain, decreasing stress and anxiety and increasing one’s overall sense of relaxation and happiness.
A personalised exercise programme can be developed during an initial assessment with the Physiotherapist. You will have access to a fully equipped therapy gym.
F. A.B (Fatigue, Anxiety & Breathlessness) Group
This group session is led by the Occupational Therapist to help develop the skills required to manage the fatigue and breathlessness associated with many conditions.
Sometimes it can be hard to talk about difficulties and feelings, Art Therapy allows a safe environment for self-expression and reflection in the presence of an art therapist.
You do not have to be an artist to benefit. Family members and carers are welcome too.
Management of symptoms you may be experiencing will be provided by our dedicated medical team.
You can be referred to the Occupational Therapist for an assessment of functional difficulties, suitable aids/equipment, enabling you to remain as independent as possible.
You can have access to a Social Worker who will run specific clinics to advise on social support, financial advice.
Carer support service
This includes 1-1 counselling, family counselling and pre-bereavement counselling. Diversional and complementary therapy.
Individual, group and family counselling service is available
We are a multi-faith hospice and can refer to the appropriate support services if you wish to discuss spiritual or religious concerns or questions.
Hafan Dewi Sant (formerly Hafan Menai Therapy Centre), Penrhosgarnedd,
Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2DH