Respite, in the main, is a rest for the Resident and their families.  During the period of respite the person in receipt of the service will be supported if there is a change in their health status.

A referral for respite can be made by your general practitioner, public health nurse, yourself or a member of your family/carer.  As there are a limited number of respite beds available in the unit, it is advised to book in advance with the Clinical Nurse Manager/Person in Charge.