Our Day Patient Unit in Winsley gives patients a chance to meet once a week to share experiences in a safe and friendly environment. The sessions help patients lead as full and independent a life as possible, and to belong to a group.
The unit is staffed by healthcare professionals, therapists, a creative arts team, and volunteers. The team is on hand to monitor people’s symptoms, address concerns, help patients cope with the circumstances they find themselves in, and put plans in place for the future. Patients also have the chance to see other members of the multidisciplinary team responsible for their care.
Everyone meets in a comfortable lounge connected to an arts and crafts room and a large conservatory with beautiful views across the Limpley Stoke valley. Our Creative Arts Team runs a variety of craft activities, providing a focus for the day. We always listen to the thoughts and ideas of patients, and together we devise activities to suit individuals and the group.
Time Out For You (TOFY)
The service also runs a group called ‘Time Out For You’ (TOFY) and this is for patients who may not currently need the full support of Dorothy House services but would benefit from the fortnightly sessions of group activities. For further information please call our Clinical Coordination Centre on 0345 0130 555 (Monday-Friday, 8-6pm; Saturday-Sunday 9am-5pm)