Inpatient Unit

Who we are

We are a team of medical consultants, highly-trained doctors, registered nurses and healthcare assistants who provide around-the-clock care. You may meet other members of the Hospice team during your stay, such as the physiotherapist, social worker, occupational therapist, counsellor, ward clerk, or volunteers.

What we do

We aim to provide high quality specialist care in a calm and supportive environment, with a focus on helping you achieve the best quality of life possible. We provide specialist care at various points during your illness. We might provide a variety of types of care, including symptom control, emotional support or care at the end of life. We always make sure we provide support to your family and friends.

What can I expect when I arrive?

You will be greeted and taken to your room. We have two four-bed bays (one for men and one for women), a twin room, and nine single rooms, most of which have en-suite facilities. We will ensure that you, your family and carers know where everything is and introduce you to some of the people who will be involved in your care.

How can I make the most out of a stay on the Inpatient Unit?

To make things go as best they can, please remember to bring with you:

  • Any tablets or medication you are already taking
  • Notes from your District Nurse
  • Clean nightwear and day clothes
  • Toiletries
  • Your preferred light refreshments eg juice or sweets
  • Any personal items that might make you feel more at home eg a picture, a keepsake or photographs.

Sometimes it might be helpful to bring any questions you have with you - don’t feel shy! We are happy to answer any questions you have. Be open about your symptoms: let us know if what we have administered is helpful or not, so we can make adjustments and help provide you with relief.

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