Our care and support

Being there for the day

Day Hospice

Being there for the day

Day Hospice provides the opportunity for patients to spend a day at Deer Park on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

"I've made friends with people who are in the same boat as me.  I really look forward to coming to day hospice and seeing everyone."

Finding out more about Day Hospice
If you're wondering if you could benefit from attending Day Hospice the information below may help you decide whether or not it is suitable for you. If you would like more information you are welcome to come and have a look around, either on your own or together with your family, friends or those who care for you. To help us give you the time you need, this should be organised beforehand by contacting us directly.

Service description
Each day, our aim has been to provide a safe and supportive environment for patients where they can meet with other people, share experiences, and feel part of a community.  Many have found comfort and relaxation knowing they are being cared for whilst they have enjoyed time in the gardens, chatting over a lunch, creative activities, reading, music, being together or spending time alone.


Day Hospice offers a relaxed environment with plenty of laughter and emotional support. A visit can revitalise patients and give respite to carers and family members. With the help of our specialist nurses and volunteers, patients are supported to manage their life changes and enhance their well-being.

We have an excellent team of volunteer drivers who, if required, can collect you in the morning and return you home when day hospice is over. If getting in and out of a car is difficult, we can provide a hospice minibus. The minibus has a hydraulic lift, so can accommodate visitors who are in a wheelchair. All of our transport is free of charge.

How to be referred

To be referred to any of our services please ask your GP or District Nurse for a referral.

Service location

Day Hospice is delivered from North Devon Hospice, on the outskirts of Newport, Barnstaple.

Contact us
For more information about Day Hospice, please contact us.