The in-patient unit has four single rooms and two four-bedded bays to accommodate a total of twelve patients.
Patients are admitted for a short stay for one of the three main reasons:
- Symptom control, of a variety of problems that require admission to the Hospice
- Respite care (limited)
- Final phase care, when a person is close to dying.
Overnight stay facilities are available for visitors.
We have our own kitchen at the hospice so all food is freshly prepared and cooked everyday so we are able to offer a wide choice of meals and snacks to our patients. Our cooks discuss the menu with patients every day and can cater for individual requirements.
Meals are also available for visitors. The kitchen is staffed from 7am until 6pm, and every effort is made to ensure that there is food available – usually sandwiches and salad – ‘out of hours’.
Our cooks also facilitate baking sessions with our day hospice patients.
We also have our own dedicated team of housekeepers, ensuring a very high standard of cleanliness throughout.