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!

Visiting the In-patient Unit

St Leonard’s Visitor Restrictions Now Apply
Due to the new rules in force from the Government, visitor access to the Hospice is restricted to protect our patients and staff.
With immediate effect the following restrictions apply:  

  • Visiting at any time is only at the discretion of the Nurse in Charge, and prioritised by need. If we consider your visit necessary, we are asking for a maximum of TWO visitors (no children under 16 unless agreed by the Nurse in Charge).
  • No waiting in reception please. If you need to wait, please do so outside the building or in your car.
  • We also ask anyone who fits the Government criteria for self-isolation NOT TO VISIT THE HOSPICE. Please review the latest government advice here.
  • Please do not visit if you are considered ‘vulnerable’ or are aged 70 or over, unless prior agreement has been made via phone with the Nurse in Charge.

We appreciate this is a very difficult situation and we are doing our best to minimise disruption. We do, however, need to take adequate steps to safeguard our patients and staff. Please contact our Nurse in Charge for guidance on 01904 708 553 (24 hours a day).

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.