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What do we do:

Eyemouth Day Hospital is a stand alone nurse - led unit, we work closerly with the GP Practice. The Day Hospital is suiuated within the Health Centre.
Eyemouth Day Hospital provides an outpatient service for various treatments and therapies including Osteoporosis, catheter care and wound care. Consultant led clinics are scheduled within the Day Hospital.

When are we open:

Monday – Friday from 9 am – 4.00pm excluding public holidays as set by NHS Borders. Patients will be given written notification in advance. Lunch and beverages are provided. If you have any special preferences, dietary needs or allergies please let us know. 

Patients arrive - 09:15 – 10:30
On arrival given tea/coffee/juice and snack
Treatment and therapy between 10:00 – 12:00
Lunch 12:00 – 12:30
Short rest period after lunch
Treatment and therapy between 13:00 – 15:00
Afternoon tea 14:30 – 14:45
Depart from Day Hospital 15:00 – 16:00

Staff List:

Corrine Clark -  Day Hospital Sister
Helen Dickson - Staff Nurse
Michelle Leslie - Health Care Support Worker
Margaret Speirs -  Health Care Support Worker
Adrea Grieve - Cook
Visting Specialist Services - Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Podiatry, Speech and Language Therapy
Sheena Methven/Shona Wilson - Receptionist/ Secretaries

Doctors - There is designated GP cover for Day Hospital patients.

NursesA designated nurse will be assigned to you on admission. With you, they will assess and plan your nursing needs. 

Physiotherapist - Is available one day per week. They will assess any mobility, balance or functional problems. A program of treatment will be commenced if required.

Speech and Language Therapist - A Speech and Language Therapist is available as required. She will assess any difficulties you may have and provide a treatment programme. 

Occupational Therapist - Is available one day per week. The Occupational Therapist will carry out a number of assessments if required, working with you to improve or maintain your abilities and independence.

Social Worker - If you or your carer(s) require advice on the wide range of community care services please ask a member of staff or alternatively contact the Duty Social Worker on 01361 883050.

Podiatrist - A Podiatrist (chiropodist) is available by appointment 5 days a week and home visits can be arranged by staff. They will provide a full range of foot care, and will advise you on the care of your feet and good footwear.

Dietician - A Dietician will be available by arrangement to give dietary advice.

Transport - Day Hospital transport is available if you have no other way of getting to Day Hospital. We would encourage you to make your own transport arrangements.

REMEMBER -  Whilst you attend the Day Hospital you will remain in the care of your own doctor and district nurse. The Day Hospital team will work alongside them and keep in contact with everyone providing care for you at home to ensure the best possible program of care can be arranged for you.

What is a Day Hospital:

It is called a Day Hospital because youattend during the day, on one or more days a week, but sleep at home as usual.   It does not have hospital beds nor is it used to perform day surgery.
A Day Hospital deals mainly with older adults who have some illness such as stroke, arthritis or other disabilities which can be helped by treatment.
The Day Hospital can help bridge the gap between hospital and community care. Treatment can be continued and monitored there allowing earlier discharge from hospital. It can also help to prevent your condition from becoming worse.
Your own Doctor, District Nurse, Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist or Hospital Consultant can arrange for you to attend the Day Hospital for care and/or therapy.
It is NOT the same as a Day Centre provided by your local authority where you would participate in mainly social activities, entertainment and recreation.

Aims of Eyemouth Day Hospital:

To assist people to stay in their own homes.
To improve or maintain people’s independence.   To provide care within patient’s own community which is preferred.   To improve the quality of people’s lives.  To prevent deterioration of people’s ability to live independently.   To continue a lifestyle that is appropriate to their wishes and to carry out activities of daily living.

Our Beliefs and Values:

People are indivduals with their own ideas, thoughts and peferences.
People have the right to be treated with respect and dignity.
People have the right to choose and will be involved in decisions about their care and treatment. This will be in collaboration with family/ carers.
People have a range of needs, which need to be considered, including physical, emotional,  social,  environmental,  spiritual, and economic.


The Day Hospital will be closed on Christmas and New Year and may also be closed on some local public holidays during the year.
Patients will be given written notification in advance of these occasions.