The St Leonard’s In-patient Unit is a safe and peaceful environment – one where personalised nursing care can be tailored to your needs. All for free, and offered until discharge or end of life.

Patients are admitted to the Hospice for symptom control, respite or end of life care, and are referred to us by a health professional – a hospital doctor or nurse, or a member of a community team such as a district nurse, GP or Macmillan nurse.

We are now in a position to increase the number of admissions to our in-patient unit. To make a referral please complete this form and email it to
For any Hospice community referrals, including:
  • Hospice@Home
  • Marie Curie (night support)
  • Palliative Care Support Service (sitting service)
  • St Leonard’s Complex Care Coordinator (homelessness and inclusion health)
  • Medical consultation and wider multidisciplinary team discussion
Contact our Single Point of Coordination Service (SPOC) on 01904 777 770. This service is available between 8.00am and 6:30pm Monday to Friday and 8.00am to 4.00pm Saturday and Sunday.
Please can you also ensure any S1 tasks for the Hospice@Home team are sent to SPOC before 4.00pm each day. For any information you want to pass onto the Hospice@Home team, we kindly ask that you contact the team via 01904 777 770 to ensure a timely response.


The In-patient Unit has 12 single rooms with ensuite facilities, and two four-bed bays with bathrooms.

Large windows and french doors let in plenty of light, and give patients access to the outside environment – all rooms have balconies with views of the surrounding countryside, or patios overlooking our beautiful garden courtyard. And all exterior areas are accessible for independently mobile patients and those who need assistance.


For breakfast, patients enjoy a cooked or lighter breakfast. Lunch includes a starter or soup, main course and hot or cold dessert. Evening meals are generally lighter, with a soup or starter and a hot pudding or sweet.

Meal times are flexible to meet individual needs, and we’re always happy to celebrate special milestones, birthdays or anniversaries – whether that’s with a slice of cake, a favourite dish, or a glass of prosecco.