Our purpose-built 14-bedded Inpatient Unit offers expert care and attention 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. Our services are provided free-of-charge to patients and their families.
All 14 single rooms have en-suite facilities in the hospice which have been furnished and equipped to an extremely high standard. This allows our patients to receive care within a homely setting where focus is placed on the patient, not the illness.
For some of our patients their visit is for a brief period while we monitor pain and control symptoms, before they return home again.
For some of our patients where it is no longer possible for them to be cared for in their own homes as they reach the end of their lives, and for those who want to return to the Hospice in their final days, our inpatient unit allows them to receive the high-quality care they need in a safe and comfortable environment.
Our members of staff are experienced in holistically assessing and treating patients with complex symptoms or end-of-life care needs, whether they be physical, psychological, spiritual or social. This also means that they are not only here to care for patients, but also to give support and care to family and friends and to communicate information and advice about a patient’s illness, symptoms and treatment. They work very closely with other health care professionals and can refer to other services within the Hospice, community or hospital as appropriate.
What should I bring with me on admission?
If you need the expert care offered by our Inpatient Unit you will need to bring with you the following:
- Your usual medication
- Any personal items such as toiletries
- Comfortable indoor clothing and nightwear
- Your mobile phone (although we suggest that you leave other valuables at home)
- Photos or small personal items that make you feel at home during your stay
We will try and provide everything else you may need.
Inpatient Unit Number: 01709 308905 / 308962