Like the rest of the Hospice, our Inpatient Unit is bright, airy and welcoming. It’s a calm and peaceful place, but with its fair share of fun and laughter.
Each one of our 10 single rooms has French doors opening out onto our garden or decking areas, where we regularly receive visits from local birdlife. Each room is ensuite and has a TV, DVD player and WIFI.
We actively encourage you to invite your friends, family and even pets to visit you, whenever they can for as long as they like. There are plenty of places for you to enjoy your time together. As well as our beautiful garden and peaceful garden room, we have a family room with sofas, large screen TV, dining table and small kitchen. There’s a playroom with toys and a game console for the children, and the Hospice café for when you want to stretch your legs or spend time with loved ones in a more social environment.
During your stay
When you arrive at the Hospice, you will be met by our friendly staff and volunteers who will settle you in and help you feel at home. Our medical team will meet daily to discuss your care and visit you in your room to talk through your symptoms, treatments and any questions and concerns you may have. We ensure you receive the best possible care during your stay with us and that you and your family are treated with courtesy, dignity and respect at all times.
It’s a common misconception that patients only come into the Hospice when they’re near the end of their lives. Some patients do choose the Hospice for their end-of-life care but, more often, patients come for a short time to help improve their quality of life before they return home. They may come for a full assessment of their needs, for rehabilitation to enable them to adjust to the challenges of their illness, or to better manage their symptoms.
Generally patients stay on our Inpatient Unit for approximately 10 - 12 days. In all cases, when they’re ready to return home, our Hospice Community Team will review their needs to ensure that their environment is safe and suitable for them or can be adapted to be so.
Visit Your stories to read more about Margaret's stay.