Following the latest Government guidance regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic, please note that our Sunflower Centre Day Hospices are currently suspended until further notice. For the latest information about how our services are operating, click here.
For advice and support we have developed a number of resource pages for our patients, carers, healthcare professional and friends and family. Click here to visit our guidance and resource pages.
Our Sunflower Centres provides specialist support and advice for patients with life-limiting illness or advanced progressive conditions. The service is for people who are well enough to live at home but need to access the specialist support that St Margaret’s can offer in addition to that provided by their normal health and social care services.
The Sunflower Centre provides a holistic service, helping meet your physical, emotional and social needs. Our enabling approach helps build coping strategies, maximise independence and quality of life.
When you first visit the Sunflower Centre you will have the opportunity to meet with one of our team on an individual basis. We will work with you to form a plan and set realistic goals. Attendance depends on your individual needs and agreed plan.
The Sunflower Centre is a time limited service. On discharge, we will work with you to refer onto other St Margaret’s services or external services if appropriate.
A carer or family member may wish to come with you on your first visit, however the Sunflower Day Hospice is for patients only. Support for carers and family members is available from other St Margaret’s services if required.
The Sunflower Centre Day Hospice service is located in the Taunton and Yeovil Hospice sites:
- St Margaret’s Hospice Taunton - Heron Drive, Taunton. TA1 5HA
- St Margaret’s Hospice Yeovil - Little Tarrat Lane, Yeovil. BA20 2HU
The Yeovil and Taunton Sunflower Centre Day Hospices are open Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10am – 3pm.
There is disabled access to all areas
St Margaret’s has a restricted patient smoking policy
Available at the front of the Hospice, disabled parking is close to the main entrance.
Refreshments and lunch are provided.
St Margaret’s has beautiful gardens open for visitors to use and enjoy during the centre opening hours.
Ideally all patients attending the Sunflower Centre need to be able to organise their own transport, either through friends and family, public transport or taxi. Under certain circumstances, transport may be able to be arranged.
Please bring in the medication you need for the day and your current prescription.