At Butterfly House we provide a range of services to the highest standard of care, helping you to maintain your independence.

Our clinical team are experienced in caring for patients with life-limiting illnesses, such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease, vascular and respiratory diseases. Together we will assess your needs, find out what particular concerns you may have and discuss your expectations. 

As a team we will work with you to create a tailored care plan which we will continually assess and develop with you according to your on-going needs. Our multidisciplinary team comprises nurses, psychotherapists and counsellors, physiotherapists, lymphoedema and complementary therapists as well as chaplaincy.

For more information about our palliative nursing care please: 
Call our nurses on 01494 552755 or email them at nurses@sbhospice.org.uk

Palliative Nursing Care

What to Expect

At The South Bucks Community Hospice all of our staff and volunteers are committed to supporting you, your family and carers.

Our day hospice is an active and joyous place where we care for patients on a daily and out-patient basis. The care you will receive is tailored to your own needs and we also provide a range of activities and therapies which you can enjoy throughout the day. 

For more information about our palliative care services please: 
Call our nurses on 01494 552755 or email them at nurses@sbhospice.org.uk

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I be referred?

You can self-refer or be referred by a healthcare professional to our palliative care services.

To self-refer please: Call our nurses on 01494 552755 or email them at nurses@sbhospice.org.uk

What is palliative care?

Palliative care is care given to improve the quality of life of patients who have serious or life-limiting conditions. This means a condition, illness or disease that is progressive and cannot be cured.

Why might a day hospice be suitable for me?

Our emphasis is on helping you to continue to live at home for as long as possible. We provide specialist palliative care services for adults with life-limiting conditions, and provide support to their families and carers. We offer a range of activities, therapies and the opportunity to spend time with others for the day, all under the supervision of our palliative nursing staff. This care is offered by a multidisciplinary team, in partnership with other community and hospital services.

How much does it cost?

All our services are provided free of charge to our patients. However, The South Bucks Community Hospice relies on donations and funds raised to provide our services, as we receive less than 3.5% of our running costs from statutory funding.

Can I come and visit just to see if I like it?

Yes of course, just give us a call to arrange a date and time. 

Please call our nurses us on 01494 552755

Where are you located?

Butterfly House, Kingswood Park, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP13 6GR

Is there parking available?

Limited parking is available at the front of the building. Patient parking will always take priority.

Is there disabled access?

Yes. However, psychotherapy and counselling patients should call prior to their appointment to arrange this.

Do you provide patient transport?

Yes. Please call our nurses on 01494 552755 to arrange this in advance. Our volunteer drivers, who operate throughout the catchment area, will provide transport to and from the hospice. We are unable to provide transport for those in wheelchairs. If you require transport and you are in a wheelchair, please contact Dial a Ride or other specialist transport companies that take wheelchair users.

Do I have to come all day?

It is up to you. How long you stay will be determined by your initial consultation, but after that it depends on your needs.

Is it like a hospital?

No. We are much more informal than a traditional hospice or hospital. While we do provide palliative nursing care, you will find that The South Bucks Community Hospice is a very homely and warm place to spend time.

Do you have beds?

The South Bucks Community Hospice is a day hospice so we have plenty of comfortable seating, but no beds.

Can I have visitors?

Yes. Just notify our nurses on any days you are expecting visitors and we will sign them in on arrival.

Is there anything that I need to bring?

Please bring along:

  • All medications you should be taking during the time you are with us. If you need help with this, please just let one of our nurses know.
  • Your own walking aids. We can provide wheelchairs and frames for occasional use but it is advisable to use what you are used to.
  • If you are having a bath, please bring your own toiletries or products. We can also supply these if needed. Please bring a change of clothes if you wish.

Can I choose which day I come and what I want to do?

Yes. However this is dependent on availability. We have many treatments available and activities that happen each day. During your initial consultation we will go through these with you and you can let us know what you would like to do and take part in. You can change your mind as you wish and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Will I need to come every day?

No. The number of days you will attend are based on your clinical needs and your circumstances.

Do you serve food and drink?

Yes. We provide refreshments throughout the day and lunch is between 12pm and 1pm. We welcome donations to cover the cost of lunch.

When are you open?

Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm.

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Physiotherapy

With the diagnosis of a life-limiting illness or lymphoedema there often comes loss of mobility and strength.

Physiotherapy is available to all patients.

The role of the physiotherapist is to promote your well-being by helping you to maintain and maximise your physical abilities. You will have a tailored treatment plan, based on a full assessment of your needs. During your physiotherapy sessions, our dedicated resident physiotherapists will work with you to regain your mobility and strength. This will help to improve your emotional wellbeing, help to maintain your independence as long as possible, as well as helping to alleviate pain. 

We offer individual physiotherapy and specialist information sessions to maintain muscle tone and improve blood circulation.

For more information about our physiotherapy service please: 
Call our physiotherapists on 01494 552755 or email them at nurses@sbhospice.org.uk

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Personal Care

The South Bucks Community Hospice offers:

  • Bathing and showering
  • Shaving
  • Hair washing, blow-drying, combing, cutting and styling
  • Foot care, including toenail cutting
  • Continence care and management
  • Personal hygiene management
  • Teeth cleaning
For more information about arranging personal care please: 
Call our nurses on 01494 552755 or email them at nurses@sbhospice.org.uk