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We need to raise over £8 million every year to provide outstanding Hospice care to the local community. To get involved with our fundraising activities, design your own, or make a donation, use the information on this page.

Visiting the In-Patient Ward

We realise that being close to your loved ones is the most important thing. There are no visiting hours at either of our in-patient Services, the Ward or Cottage Hospice, for this reason.

This information often helps those wishing to find out more about the In-Patient Ward please visit the Ward page or contact us.

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Visiting the Ward

  • We have ample parking which is free of charge.
  • Children are welcome to visit the Hospice at any time.
  • We actively encourage visits from well behaved pets, if you have any queries please speak with the team.
  • Please feel free to bring anything in to make your loved one’s stay more comfortable, this could be pictures or favourite bedding, tablets, or other devices to play quiet music.
  • A selection of food and drink is available in the Sitting Room from which you can help yourself, 24 hours a day.
  • Please be aware that there is no smoking at the Hospice.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I stay overnight if my loved one is staying on the In-Patient Ward?

Absolutely. We have small portable beds that can be set up in the room with your loved ones so that you can be close to one another if that is important to you. There is also a bedroom that visitors are able to use. Please just ask a member of our team and we’ll be happy to help.

We have 15 rooms on the Ward all with private bathrooms and all the amenities you will need for your stay. We encourage you to bring items that you’re used to using at home to make you feel more comfortable. If there’s anything you might need then let us know and we’ll see what we can do to help.

Do I/we have to stay in the room on the Ward at all times?

No, not at all. On the In-Patient Ward there is a sitting room and we have beautiful gardens, should you like to take a stroll or visit the Labyrinth and a Summerhouse which is available for patients and those important to them to use. During your stay we would encourage you to use our other services, such as wellbeing therapies. You are welcome to attend a group, wellbeing therapies, creative art session whenever you choose.

Can we bring or order our own food?

We have very basic food preparation facilities for patients and family members to prepare their own food on the In Patient Ward, however we are happy to take requests and prepare food for you and your loved ones.

Often patients and those important to them might order food from a takeaway if that’s something they enjoy or might do at home. You’re very welcome to do so.

Can we drink alcohol on the Ward?

You may enjoy your favourite beverages in your room we do not prevent patients and those important to them from drinking. We ask that drinks are kept in your rooms please.

Can my pets come to visit on the Ward?

We often have pets come and visit patients on the Ward and they are very welcome. We also regularly have visiting volunteer dogs and other animals for those who like to see and stroke animals.