Key to Pinetree Hospital’s success in ensuring successful integration back into the community is our timely planning of discharge on admission our structured rehabilitation programmes encouraging patients to develop their independence. Our location and our Activity and Vocational team are central to this.
The vibrant suburb of Cardiff where the hospital is located, is an established community with a wide range of leisure activities available, and service users are actively encouraged to take full advantage of the opportunities on offer. From use of the large local leisure centre just across the road, with its swimming pool, health facilities and sports clubs, to shopping on the traditional local high street.
As service users grow in confidence there are excellent doorstop transport links into the centre of Cardiff to enjoy an even wider range of experiences; popular choices being concerts, sports matches, bowling and cinema trips.
With a bespoke design and internal fittings adapted for specific patient needs, each service user has their own private room and is actively encouraged and supported to personalise the environment to create a homely space which creates feelings of individuality and wellbeing.
Within the hospital the dedicated Activity and Vocational Team have adopted our unique Building Better Lives programme aimed at encouraging the development of the skills that will be important to our patients as they progress towards greater independence.
Daily planned activities include vocational classes such as community involvement projects, animal care, DIY, cooking, computer skills, and gardening and ground maintenance both onsite and offsite at the hospital’s own allotments. Whilst leisure activities on offer include pedal power, hobbies, photography, art and crafts, and swimming.
Pinetree Hospital also recognises that it is very important for patients to maintain contact with their relatives and friends whilst in hospital. All visitors are welcomed and made to feel comfortable in a dedicated visitor area.
Our facilities include:
- Outdoor fitness trail
- Entertainment and games rooms
- Kitchen and life skills area to develop home living skills
- Multi-functional sensory room
- Woodworking room
- Computer room
- Sensory garden
- Multi-faith room
To view our service user Activity Brochure, click here