What facilities does Cottage Hospice have?
Cottage Hospice is, and will continue to aspire to be, a COVID-free site, and in the days before coming to Cottage Hospice, patients, family caregivers and their designated visitor will be tested to maintain this.
We are also taking extra precautions to keep everyone safe. Face coverings are being worn in communal areas and we are checking visitors’ temperatures on arrival. You will be given more and the most up-to-date information when you are at Cottage Hospice, or you can contact us with any questions you may have.
At Cottage Hospice, our 10 individual rooms are well equipped and give a real homely feeling. They’re flexible and big enough for family and friends to come and visit and all have a sofa, table and chairs as well as a fully functioning patient bed and a guest bed. Each room has its own en-suite and we encourage patients and those important to them to personalise their rooms, bringing personal items in from home. The rooms are bright and airy, but at the same time are private, giving individuals their own space.
The rooms have soft and cosy furnishings, and at the same time are spacious and bright. Floor to ceiling windows allow light to flood in and the views of the garden and countryside to be admired from the beds. You are close to the outdoors at Cottage Hospice, bringing a sense of calm to the rooms. Visitors comment on how quiet it can be and how relaxed it feels, with all the medical supplies discreet, but accessible if needed. The welcoming environment is as non-threatening as you can get and your stay at Cottage Hospice is on your terms as it would be at home.
You are free to bring anything that you would like with you to make your room feel like home. Your stay is just that… yours, and we will always do our best to meet your individual needs. You may want to bring your own bed linen, photographs, cushions. Pets are welcome at Cottage Hospice and we often have four legged friends staying with us as they would at home.
Every room at Cottage Hospice has a patient bed and a second bed which is either a matching guest bed, or a sofa bed. The matching beds can be put together if you would like to share a double bed as you would at home. When you’re talking to a nurse about coming to stay at Cottage Hospice, they will discuss this with you, but rest assured you will always be able to stay in the room.
All of the rooms are accessed from the Atrium, a bright, open space ideal for taking a break. Also, off the Atrium is a café stocked with snacks, ideal for welcoming visitors for a chat and have a cup of tea/coffee. Upstairs, there is a small kitchenette as well as a fully equipped family kitchen if you would like to cook a meal; if not, the freezer is stocked with ready meals for you to help yourself to.
Rooms have the following facilities:
- Fully functioning patient bed
- Guest bed (can be put together into a double)
- Table and chairs
- Storage including lockable storage for medication
- En-suite wet room
- Television and Phone
- Kettle, mugs and tea and coffee making facilities
Cottage Hospice has the following facilities:
- Fully equipped kitchen for cooking, with ready meals available
- 2 Guest rooms
- Electric car charging
- General cleaning and laundry equipment
Sometimes, families and family caregivers may wish to pop out and pick something up – you might even want to go and grab your favourite food. We’ve listed some of the local shops/amenities on the ‘How to get to Cottage Hospice’ page.