Nursing

Community

Any life limiting condition can seem frightening for patients and those closest to them. It is important to know that your Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) is there to support you and those important to you.

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Out-Patients

The Hospice of the Valleys provide an out-patient service which allows patients to be reviewed within the Hospice facilities with an appointment based system.

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Hospital Services

The Hospice of the Valleys provide specialist palliative care support within Ysbyty Aneurin Bevan.

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Care Homes

We provide specialist palliative care to residents in care homes in Blaenau Gwent.

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Hospice at Home

Our Hospice at Home Service exists to provide care for you in your own home.

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Moving On

Not all of our patients and carers will need to receive continual support from the Hospice of the Valleys.

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Phil was shell shocked when diagnosed with Prostate Cancer three years ago, age 44. Not knowing where else to turn, Phil self-referred to the hospice, already aware of the service as his father- in- law had received support.  “When I was diagnosed I was unsure where to turn. The hospice helped me understand my diagnosis and then explained the services they could provide to support me and my family” Shortly after Phil’s referral his specialist nurse saw he was suffering from a number of stress induced problems and suggested complementary therapy. “I was sceptical to begin with, but I could soon feel the benefits. My stress levels decreased and my sleep dramatically improved”. Phil received reflexology, massage and aromatherapy he also received these treatments when staying at Ysbyty Aneurin Bevan hospital.   The treatments improved Phil’s physical and psychological symptoms, allowing him to open up, discussing his fears and anxieties in a safe and relaxed environment. “It was my oasis in life, it was me time and I didn’t get that anywhere else. I would highly recommend having complementary therapies to anyone who is unsure. They have helped me no end and I haven’t looked back since” Phil explained.  During Phil’s journey he accessed a variety of the hospice’s services including family support, nursing and therapies. The clinical team worked together providing the support Phil needed.   Phil was discharged from the hospice as his symptoms were controlled and stable. Although Phil was anxious about discharge, he worked with the team and knows that should anything change, the hospice is only ever a phone call away.