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    Can I visit a hospice to use a disabled friendly shower?

    Hello,

    My father has recently been diagnosed with MNDs and is returning to the UK to be cared for. Due to the speed in which his symptoms have progressed, we have been unable to build a ground floor bathroom which is disability friendly. Are there any hospices (or similar) which we could visit a couple of times a week to use their showering facilities?

    We are based in the Staffordshire area.

    Thanks for your help in advance.

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    Hi Rebecca;

    I would look up hospices or ask local people, GP etc.

    It is something that they are very likely to do, you need to talk to them.

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    If you ring your GP you can find out which local hospice he can be referred to, your GP can refer mine did. My hospice had a lovely disabled shower room which was available in the day centre. So it's worth asking. Facilities vary between hospices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WendyWooG View Post
    If you ring your GP you can find out which local hospice he can be referred to, your GP can refer mine did. My hospice had a lovely disabled shower room which was available in the day centre. So it's worth asking. Facilities vary between hospices.

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    We have in Kent local MNDA and local hospice, who we contacted and they were so helpful in all of our questions, I am sure the same should be available to you. You will be amazed at what help and ongoing support that is there, just ask and also keep in touch with this forum because if you do you are never alone.
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    Thanks everyone. We will get my Dad registered with the GP as soon as possible and hopefully they will refer us. We rang the local hospice but they were not much help so fingers crossed the GP will be better!

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    I think that anyone can refer you including yourself Rebecca;

    they quite often have volunteer staff on reception that can be poor. i would ask again and ask to be put through to day care or go there. Don't be put off and sort it out before he arrives
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