Our ten bed unit is here to support local adults who need pain and symptom control, emergency respite, and end of life care. We find that once patients are through our doors they feel a sense of calm and reassurance knowing they are in safe, expert hands.

Our multi-disciplinary team combines expert pain and symptom relief with holistic care to meet the physical, social, psychological and spiritual needs of our patients, and those of their family and friends.

When you arrive

On admission you will be assessed by our experienced clinical team. They will ask you questions about your illness and how you have been managing at home. They will also try to answer any questions you have about your care.

Relevant information will be shared with other members of the Hospice team such as doctors, nurses and occupational therapists, so that we can provide effective care tailored to your specific needs.

On the ward

The ward has two three-bedded, single sex bays and four side rooms and you will be allocated the bed that best suits your individual needs.

There are never more than ten patients on the ward at one time, so this ensures everyone has the individual care that they need.

Please read our booklet ‘Welcome to the Inpatient Unit’ for more information about staying on our Inpatient Unit.

Can I visit before I’m admitted?

We know that for some, the thought of being admitted as an inpatient can cause anxiety.

In normal times you and your family are more than welcome to visit to see the environment ahead of time and to talk through your concerns. Unfortunately this currently isn’t possible due to visiting restrictions relating to Covid-19.

Referrals

Referrals can be made to all of our services via your GP, Macmillan Nurse, District Nurse or specialist nursing team.

If you are a professional who wishes to refer a patient please click here.