I am a patient

 
Here for you
 
Whether you are reading this as a patient, family member, carer, health professional or someone who simply wishes to understand more about what we do here at St Leonard’s, we hope that you find this information useful.
 
Being diagnosed with a life limiting illness should not mean that ‘normal’ life grinds to a halt, but most people need help to deal with the consequences of such a diagnosis. Here at St Leonard’s Hospice, staff and volunteers work as a team to provide care and support to manage symptoms, maintain independence and enhance quality of life.
 
Patients are referred to us by a health professional involved with their care.  This may be a hospital doctor or nurse, or a member of a community team such as a District Nurse, GP or Macmillan Nurse.  All of our services are free and offered until discharge or end of life.  Some services are provided in a patient’s own home, whilst others are available at the Hospice, located on Tadcaster Road, York.
 
Life limiting illnesses affect everyone differently.  Some people experience pain and physical symptoms; others may find their main worries are financial or emotional.  At St Leonard’s we encourage patients to discuss all aspects of their illness, so we can offer a holistic approach to their care, tending to their physical, emotional, spiritual and social needs.
 
Contact us
 
This area of the website aims to give a general introduction to all our patient services, as well as answering some of the questions you may have about St Leonard’s.  If you require further information, please do not hesitate to call us on 01904 708553 or email enquiries@stleonardshospice.org.uk.