In-patient care

Adult in-patient nurse at hospiceMany people think you only come to a hospice to die. It’s not true.

Many of our patients come to stay for a short while and go home again. 
Our expert team will take care of you whilst you are with us.

Understandably, you may feel anxious about coming to the hospice for the first time. We promise you, it’s true what people say about us – we really are a hospice full of life! You might have a lot of unanswered questions – let us help!

Why am I coming to the adult in-patient unit?

It could be your symptoms need to be monitored and managed more closely for a while; in some cases, pain management is the focus of care. The adult in-patient unit also offers end-of-life care during your final days or weeks.

How can the adult in-patient unit help me?In-patient care quote

A short stay at the unit can make a huge difference; many patients say that it helps them feel back in control again. The aim is to get you home as soon as you are well enough.

You may choose to stay at the hospice for end-of-life care and we will look after you and your loved ones. We do everything we can to make sure you are comfortable and as pain free as possible. 

Will I be on a ward?In-patient unit images

No, it’s not like a hospital. There are:

  • Eight single rooms, all with en-suite bathrooms fitted with spa baths and shower facilities
  • All necessary medical equipment discreetly available
  • An entertainment system and recliner chair in each room
  • Individually controlled heating, ventilation and lighting
  • A private patio and garden views outside every room.

Who will look after me?

Our specialist team of doctors, nurses, trained carers, therapists and social workers will care for you 24 hours a day.

Can my family and friends visit me regularly?

Yes, they are more than welcome to visit at any time and as often as they like. They can also stay overnight in our family lounge, so they can be closer to you through the night.

What other support is available?

We offer complementary therapy such as massage and reiki to help reduce stress and aid relaxation. There are also music therapy and art therapy sessions and we have a hydrotherapy pool. We offer chaplaincy support and pre- and post- bereavement support too.

How do I get referred?

Most people are referred to us through their GP, nurse, or hospital medical team. If you would like to find out more, please call 01582 492339. Download our adult in-patient unit guide.

Helpful links

Coming to the hospice for the first time

Visit the Keech Palliative Care Centre

How we support adults and families