The Bradbury Wellness Centre
The Bradbury Wellness Centre was named as such thanks to the generous family trust who funded the build of this area. This is primarily used by our outpatients and we have dedicated rooms for pain clinics, lymphoedema
, complementary therapy, counselling and bereavement services.
Our complementary therapy services including gentle massage, reflexology adapted for patients, therapeutic touch and Reiki are delivered from the beautiful new Bradbury Wellness Centre.
All our services are able to use this service: we have six highly trained therapists in the team and additional support is given by trained healthcare assistants and volunteers.
Our new home includes a rehabilitation gym within the Evelyn Day Therapy
suite. Here our physiotherapists and occupational therapist help our patients to retain or regain as much of their physical capacity as they can. Equipment includes Mediomotion bikes (similar to static exercise bikes in the gym but geared to the needs of our patients.
From the Gymnasium you can see Arthur's Shed, which is a workshop area open to men and women for a variety of projects like woodwork or gardening. It will be open during Day Therapy sessions and supervised by a member of staff or an experienced volunteer.
Our Sanctuary is for people of any faith and no faith. Our Chaplain's office is adjacent to it and there is a sliding soundproof door which can be opened to the Bistro for is larger memorial services, weddings or bigger formal events.
The Bistro is the hub of the Hospice, and a new addition to our services. It's a wonderful change for our patients who can now have freshly prepared food, rather than cook-chill.
It is a also a community space, where we welcome all those using the Hospice services as well as members of the general public.
Opening hours are 9.30am until 4pm Monday to Friday, 10am until 4pm Saturday and 10am until 3pm on Sundays, so please feel free to pop in for a coffee. Parking is reserved for our patients and their visiting families, so please be sure to use the Babraham Park & Ride to Park
- it is free for the first hour, with a charge of £1 thereafter.
Further information about the Bistro will follow in due course, with its own dedicated website page.
We love to have flowers and plants in the hospice: they are always appreciated by our patients and visitors and various local supermarkets including Sainsburys and Waitrose have been so generous in donating flowers past their sell by date. Our team of volunteer
flower arrangers are experts at turning these into wonderful creations which you will find dotted around the building.
Our new hospice home has three time the amount of garden and outdoor space of our previous Mill Road site. As part of the design process, we have ensured that these spaces are as much a part of the facilities as the indoor areas.
Planting has been carefully thought about, so that there are interesting points of colour and light all year round. We are so grateful to the fabulous team at Scotsdales Garden Centre
and Nursery Ltd who donated hundreds of plants and that so many of our corporate partners (including Astra Zeneca, Barclays Corporate, The Moller Centre, GE Energy, Lloyds Bank, Cambridge Building Society, and teams from Churchill, St John's and Fitzwilliam Colleges) volunteered to help with planting and moving forward our beautiful gardens will be lovingly tended all year around by our volunteers. The Charity funds the plants and other garden requisites and any major works needed.
Equipment and refurbishments
Since becoming an independent hospice, the contribution from the NHS continues to help fund an element of the equipment available for patients at the hospice. However the Charity will continue to invest in equipment and where necessary, fundraise specifically for certain items of equipment or refurbishment projects that may be required within its facilities at the hospice or the Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre in Wisbech.