Day Therapy Unit
The Day Therapy Unit is an active, therapeutic environment where staff aim to meet your physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs.
Aims of the Service
At Day Therapy we use activity as a treatment medium. Activity is very important to
- improve self-esteem and self-confidence
- provide a distraction from symptoms
- encourage socialisation and communication
- maintain and improve mobility and co-ordination
This approach is to assist our patients with independence, empowerment and the ability to make their own choices. Our aim is to maximise an individual’s potential, whatever that potential may be.
What You Can Expect
You will be helped to develop and agree a programme and plan of care which will enable you to control your symptoms rather than the symptoms controlling you. Your condition will be assessed regularly and realistic goals will be agreed and reviewed with the team.
Meet the Team
Joyce McNaught - DTU Team Leader
Joyce obtained her Diploma in Occupation Therapy in 1981 and has been practicing as a Senior Occupational Therapist for over 30 years. Her vast knowledge and skills in various community and hospice settings has supported her to undertake the role of Team Lead within our Day therapy Unit. Such experience has been widely utilised within ACCORD, managing the DTU Team, service development and supporting her Allied Health Professional colleagues.
Elaine Blair - DTU Staff Nurse
Elaine qualified as a nurse in 1990 and has developed a wide experience within the acute sector and palliative care over the past 26 years. She completed a Degree in Palliative Care, progressing to a Post-Graduate in Nursing. Elaine has cemented herself as the Senior Nurse in DTU and a valuable member of our multi-disciplinary team over the past 9 years.
Mairi-Ann Higgins - DTU Support Worker
Mairi-ann has been a welcome addition to DTU joining the team in 2012. She obtained her experience in healthcare and diversional activities within the family/childcare settings. Since joining ACCORD she has transformed our activity programme, recognising activities as a therapy medium. Recently she enhanced her knowledge and skills by achieving a HNC qualification in Occupational Therapy.
- Hospice Drivers
- Volunteer Drivers
- Unit Volunteers
- Spiritual Care Team
Hours and Availability
- Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 10.00am – 3.00pm
- Wednesday 11.00am – 2.30pm
We try to be as flexible as possible to meet individual needs and requirements.
Transport can be arranged if required via hospice transport or volunteer drivers.
How to get in Contact
- Day Therapy Unit – 0141 581 2007 (Tue – Fri, 8.30am – 4.00pm)