Inpatient Unit

The ethos of the hospice is to provide specialist care in an environment that enhances well-being, privacy and caring.  The hospice has six individual patient rooms, all with en-suite facilities.  There are communal lounge and family room areas, facilitating patients and families to spend time out of their bedrooms.  The hospice is able to provide more nursing time for patients, compared to other areas of the hospital: facilitating a high standard of care.

People may be admitted for:

  • Symptom control of difficult symptoms like pain, nausea or vomiting
  • Rehabilitation after some treatments e.g. radiotherapy
  • Care at the end of life
  • Psychological support

The multi-disciplinary team providing care at the hospice, include:

  • Consultants in Palliative Medicine
    • Dr Lara Alloway
    • Dr Stephanie Killick
  • Doctors
  • Nursing team
    • Ward manager: Sarah McGaughey
    • Ward Sister: Jane Sanders
  • Therapists
    • Physiotherapist: Susan Turner
    • Therapy assistant: Sandra Gibbons
  • Counsellor: Ashley Palmer

People are usually admitted to the inpatient unit for an average of 7-10 days, if a person’s condition is stabilized, discharge will be arranged.  This will be discussed with the person themselves and others important to them.  Appropriate follow up by the hospice services or other teams working with the hospice will be arranged.