The focus at Sue Ryder, Thorpe Hall Hospice in Peterborough is on quality of life - giving every patient the palliative care and support they need so they can spend their time as they choose. At Thorpe Hall we care for and support adults with active, progressive and advanced conditions who may need help with managing symptoms such as relieving pain, or may require specialist end of life care. We have a team of specialist staff which means we can work holistically with every patient, giving them exactly the help they need, when they need it. We’re here for our patients’ families and loved ones too – providing ongoing support through our family support team. Our day service centre is open to those with long-term conditions who come along on a regular basis to join in activities and outings, and exercise in our specially adapted rooms.
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  • Incredible care

    Nothing is too much trouble for our nurses. They are on hand at all hours and will go above and beyond to make sure everyone feels special and well cared for  

  • Clean and friendly environment

    The hospice is cleaned and maintained to a very high standard. Our staff take pride in it's appearance  

  • Familes are welcome here at Thorpe Hall

    The hospice is set in beautiful grounds. Friend and family can visit and enjoy lunch in our tranquil courtyard setting  

  • Visitors welcome

    Everyone is welcome at Thorpe Hall hospice. Even the little people come and feel at home here  

  • Day care service

    Our day care services provide an opportunity for people in the community to get together and enjoy themselves. For some people, it's their only weekly outing  

  • Top equipment

    We like to ensure that everyone gets the exercise they need to feel well. We have the equipment, support and time needed to do that at the right level for each individual  

We'd love to hear from you

Thorpe Hall Hospice, Thorpe Road Longthorpe Peterborough Cambridgeshire PE3 6LW
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Call us on:

01733 225 900

or email us with your enquiry

Our care services

In line with our holistic approach to care at Thorpe Hall, we offer advice, treatment and support for our patients and their families that extends far beyond medical support. We also work closely with other specialist teams in the region to ensure that support continues if a patient is able to return home.

Meet the team

  • Jane Petit

    Hospice Director

    Jane’s experience in palliative care nursing dates back 30 years. She moved to the voluntary sector in 2000 and has since worked with two national organisations developing regional services and, most recently, headed up the team at an independent hospice in East Anglia. She is now busy working with the team to put plans in place for the future of Thorpe Hall Hospice, including the opening of the new in-patient unit and the extension of the hospice’s service into the community.

  • Allison Mann

    Head of Clinical Services

    My passion for palliative care began as a nurse and now, having progressed into management, I endeavour to inspire the entire clinical team at Thorpe Hall. I have been involved in the planning of the new Thorpe Hall Hospice since day one and I am determined that the ethos of care, compassion and support which Thorpe Hall is renowned for will continue in the state-of-the-art new building. You can take the nurse out of the wards but you can’t really keep me away – at least twice a day I drop by to visit staff and patients.

  • Johanne Hazell

    Day Services Manager

    I am one of the original members of staff who was here on the day Thorpe Hall opened as a hospice in April 1991. After three years on the ward as a registered nurse, I took on the challenge of setting up the day service centre. Now with around 120 members, the centre provides activities, outings and therapies for those suffering from long-term illness or neurological conditions. I was instrumental in setting up Thorpe Hall’s weekly Synergy Café for those living with dementia and their carers and I play a key role in increasing dementia awareness within greater Peterborough.

  • Peter Stell

    Hospice Chaplain

    I was ordained as a chaplain more than 30 years ago. I’ve worked as a parish vicar, an industrial and hospital chaplain and most recently I spent 20 years as a prison chaplain. I’m an accredited counsellor and psychotherapist and was, once upon a time, a marketing director. Since joining the Thorpe Hall team in 2013 I’ve worked to develop a community chaplaincy programme in the area. I’ve also formed a multi-faith team of chaplaincy volunteers to work with me at the hospice to ensure all patients’ spiritual needs are catered for.

  • Martin Russell

    Head of Support Services

    I originally trained as a chef and have been with Sue Ryder for 17 years, and head of support services at Thorpe Hall for five. My kitchen team serve up freshly cooked meals, the gardeners keep the grounds perfectly manicured and reception and admin staff keep everything else running smoothly! My cakes are legendary around Thorpe Hall and I admit I’m often found in the kitchen at home cooking up a treat for my family.

  • Lucy Squance

    Head of Hospice Fundraising

    I came to the charity sector in 2004 from a corporate background. I worked for a major cancer charity for nine years before moving into interim and consultancy roles. I'm a passionate fundraiser with first hand experience of Sue Ryder's incredible care, dedicated to delivering fundraising income and a first class supporter experience.

How to be referred

While it can be easier for us to identify the best way to support you if your doctor or specialist nurse refers you to our services, please do get in touch if you think we can help you or a family member. If you are in hospital ask your consultant, specialist nurse or ward sister to contact us. If you are at home your district nurse, GP or specialist nurse will be able to help.

Our team will then work with you and your family to identify the best way we can support you.

We are more than happy to arrange a visit to Thorpe Hall prior to you making a decision about coming here.

Download a referral form

What people say about our care

When I visit Mum, I love the warm, homely feeling at the hospice. I sometimes think I'd move in if I could!
Tracy Daughter of Thorpe Hall patient, Pat.

Frequently asked questions

Q. "Can pets visit?"

A. "Dogs and cats are always very popular visitors to Thorpe Hall and are guaranteed to receive lots of fuss and attention from staff, volunteers and visitors while they are here!"

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Case Studies Profile

Paul's story

“I tripped and fell over. The next time I opened my eyes was 10 days later, in a hospital bed.”

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Case Studies Profile

Terry's story

"Thorpe Hall gave me my dad back." Andrea White tells the story of her father Terry's experience at Thorpe Hall

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What’s happening in the hospice

Volunteer with us

You can support us by volunteering in a healthcare role, as a fundraiser or by working in one of our shops. Below are a few recently added local volunteering roles, but you can also check all our volunteering roles.