Day Hospices

Hospiscare’s day hospices offer a warm, friendly and caring environment.

N.B. We apologise that our Day Hospice services are currently suspended at all sites as a precaution to protect our patients, staff and volunteers. Our community team remain able to support patients remotely and at home - please contact your Hospiscare nurse contact if you have any questions or concerns.  

You can participate in a variety of therapeutic and creative activities, and complementary therapies such as massage are available.

You will also have the opportunity to talk to our specialist palliative nursing staff, as well as our trained volunteers. A freshly prepared meal is provided at lunch time.


Photo:  Tulip planting


Many people find they benefit from the mutual support of sharing experiences with others in a similar situation. Carers also find they benefit from knowing you are in a supportive environment.


Hospiscare has day hospices in the following locations: 

           Searle House    Exeter

           Pine Lodge        Mid Devon

           Kings House     East Devon


In the Garden at Pine LodgePhoto: In the Garden at Pine Lodge

Photo: Birds of Prey Experience


How do I go about attending Hospiscare day hospices?

Ask your Hospiscare team if you would like to attend. A member of the day hospice team will contact you to discuss if a place would be appropriate for your needs. If we agree we can help you, you will be offered a regular session for up to six months.

A family member, carer or friend can accompany you on your assessment visit to day hospice.

If you're not already accessing any Hospiscare services, speak to your GP, district nurse or hospital doctor about arranging a referral for you.


Want to know more about Hospiscare's day hospices? 

We know that you might have questions if you're thinking of attending one of Hospiscare's day hospices, so we've put together a series of frequently asked questions. Click on the link below to find out more. 

Click here to read our FAQs


What our day hospice patients say: 

“The staff and volunteers are second to none. Many thanks for my enjoyable days.”

“I feel supported and treated as an individual/understood.”

“Very impressed by the staff and volunteers. Treated with respect and understanding.”


Photos: Colouring and socialising

Known to be a relaxing distraction, colouring can be similar to meditating.  Helping you engage in the here and now, alleviating stress.