We think you’ll agree our incredible Allied Health Professions (AHPs) are an integral part of the team here at Willen Hospice.
We are lucky to have Art Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Social Care Assistants and Therapy Assistants working within our Therapeutic and Wellbeing Team.
Allied Health Professions comprise 14 different specialist roles and each of them their impact are celebrated on Allied Health Professionals Day. You may not know it, but most of us have likely been cared for by Allied Health Professional over our lifetime.
The NHS define their multi-disciplinary approach as “Through Adopting an holistic approach to healthcare, AHPs are able to help manage patients’ care throughout the life course from birth to palliative care. Their focus is on prevention and improvement of health and wellbeing to maximise the potential for individuals to live full and active lives within their family circles, social networks, education/training and the workplace.”
This year’s theme for the day is ‘AHPs in the right place, at the right time, with the right skills’ our newly built Wellbeing Centre is the perfect setting to be able to deliver this care and support, as well as our Art Therapy Room at the Well; both which provide a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere.
Jenni, Occupational TherapistThe Therapeutic & Wellbeing Team have specialist skills and experience in working within the Palliative Care setting, and work with a range of people including Patients, Carers and Young People. They have been developing the Wellbeing Programme over the last year, which focuses on providing holistic care and support for people as early as possible, to enable them to have the best quality of life for as long as possible.
Thank you so much to our AHPs!