In-patient Unit


St Leonard’s In-patient Unit provides patients with a peaceful environment to receive personalised nursing care, tailored to your needs. Within this relaxed environment the team ensure you and your family feel safe.
Patients are admitted to the Hospice for symptom control, respite or end of life care, and are 
referred to us by a health professional. 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.
Our facilities
The In-patient Unit has twelve single rooms with en-suite facilities and two four-bedded bays with bathrooms. 

Large windows and french doors in each room 
allow patients to enjoy the outside environment. The rooms either have balconies with views of the countryside or patios overlooking the garden courtyard. All exterior areas are accessible for both independently mobile patients and those who require assistance.

Our holistic care

As well as taking care of your physical needs, we also look after your emotional, spiritual and social needs. We offer a wide-range of personalised care which is provided by a versatile team of different professional staff and volunteers, including Social Workers, Spiritual Care Leaders, Lymphoedema Practitioners, Complementary Therapists, Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists. Find our more here.

We also support carers, family members and close friends, both during a person's illness and during bereavement.


A cooked or lighter breakfast is available; lunch will include a starter or soup, followed by a main course and hot pudding or selection of cold desserts. The evening meal is generally lighter with soup or a starter, finished with a hot pudding or sweet. Meal times are flexible according to patient needs
and requirements.

We cater for the individual, so if it’s a patient’s birthday the
team will bake a cake, if it’s an anniversary it may be a
special meal!

Visitation Now Stopped

In light of the increasing number of cases of coronavirus across the UK, and in line with other health care providers and hospitals, we have taken the decision to stop all visitation at the main St Leonard’s Hospice site. We appreciate this this is a very difficult situation but we do need to take these steps to safeguard our patients and staff.

We are allowing visitors in exceptional circumstances (this is likely to be for patients in the last days of their life.) Please telephone the nursing team on 01904 708 553 (24 hours a day) ahead of any visit.

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 708 553 or email

Large Print Leaflet

Please view our large print Hospice leaflet here.