The hospice provides compassionate and skilled specialist care to people with any life-limiting illness.
Care is delivered by a multi-professional team consisting of doctors, nurses, chaplain, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, social worker,
complementary therapists and bereavement counsellor.
Our aim is to enable patients to achieve the best possible quality of life and to support the people important to the patient.
Patients are referred for a variety of reasons, for example help with difficult symptoms, such as pain or breathlessness, for emotional and family support,
for care at the very end of life or for planned respite care.
The unit has 14 single rooms; each room offers comfort and privacy, with direct access to an outside area. Every room has a TV, fridge, tea / coffee making
facilities, ensuite shower room, a sofa bed if family need to stay and additional access to a visitor’s family room with Sky TV available in the communal
sitting room. Fresh food is prepared daily by the chef who will aim to accommodate the patient’s personal taste and requirements.
There is a smoking room for patient use only.
We appreciate that some people can feel uncertain or anxious about coming to a hospice; the staff will listen and support the patient and their family with
any worries and concerns. Patients and their families are welcome to visit prior to, or in anticipation of, attending the hospice.
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We offer a range of services which provide support for patients 24 hours a day.
We offer a range of education and training opportunities to NHS and non-NHS staff.
Find out how we fundraise and how you can help.
St Benedict’s Hospice has provided specialist palliative care to the people of Sunderland and surrounding districts since 1984.
St. Benedict’s Hospice and Centre for Specialist Palliative Care
St. Benedict’s Way
Sunderland, SR2 0NY
Tel: (0191) 5128400
Registered Charity No 1019410