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In-Patient Unit

Tel: 0191 512 8424

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.

St Benedict's Hospice and Centre for Specialist Palliative Care is a smoke free environment and smoking is not allowed anywhere on the premises or within the grounds by anyone. E-Cigarettes can only be used outside and away from doors and windows. The charging of E-cigarettes is not permitted on the premises. 

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.

  • " All the staff are friendly; from doctors, nurses, carers, domestics and volunteers. They treat you like a personal friend. "

  • " I felt secure in the knowledge that when I was not with my husband in the hospice, he was in safe hands with those truly wonderful nurses. "

  • " Could not be better – 5 star!! "

  • " Nothing is ever too much to ask of them. "