Leckhampton Court Hospice can be found in Gloucestershire, nestled at the foot of the Cotswold Hills on the edge of Leckhampton, Cheltenham. The only service of its kind in the area, the 16-bed hospice is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and its tranquil and calm setting complements the specialist palliative and end of life care and support provided to people with life-limiting conditions. In addition to day services Leckhampton Court provides an innovative Hospice at Home service, which helps people remain at home for longer and provides respite for carers.

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  • Our training courses

    We deliver expert-led end of life training days and sessions for health and social care staff   Read more

  • Our care

    It’s not just expert medical care we provide. It’s the emotional support and practical things we take care of too  

  • Hospice grounds

    We're in the beautiful countryside, providing a tranquil and calm environment  

  • Our nurses

    We see the person, not the condition, taking time to understand the small things that help that person live the fullest life they can  

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Leckhampton Court Hospice, Church Road Leckhampton Cheltenham Gloucestershire GL53 0QJ
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Call us on:

01242 230 199

or email leckhampton@sueryder.org with your enquiry

Our care services

We focus on providing person-centered care to help resolve complex physical or psychological problems for our patients whilst also supporting family, carers and close friends. We are the only specialist palliative care unit providing inpatient care in Gloucestershire, as well as providing day hospice and Hospice at Home services. We are housed in a stunning grade II listed Elizabethan manor house. Our care is available to people living across Gloucestershire.

Meet the team

  • Elise Hoadley

    Hospice Director

    I have worked in palliative care since 1998, originally as a registered nurse in a Sue Ryder Hospice. As my career progressed I returned to the NHS for 5 years, but returned to Sue Ryder in 2010. I have been at Leckhampton Court Hospice since April 2013. I consider it a privilege to be the Director of Leckhampton Court Hospice. I am proud of the team who deliver specialist palliative and end of life care to the patients we care for in our in-patient unit, and in the community through our day hospice and hospice at home service. I am passionate about leading the hospice forward as we grow our services for the benefit of the people of Gloucestershire.

  • Debbie Williams

    Head of Clinical Services

    Since starting my nurse training I have always had a passion for the delivery of high quality, patient centred, compassionate care. In my role I feel fortunate to be able to use my previous experiences within the NHS, in oncology and palliative care, and lead our healthcare teams within the hospice to make a difference to the patients that we have the privilege of caring for.

  • Heather Mitchell

    Hospice at Home Manager

    I have worked in the community for most of my nursing career and specifically in Hospice at Home for over 16 years, and make no apology for being passionate about the provision of supportive palliative and terminal care to patients in their own home. The Hospice at Home service seeks to bring the skills, ethos and practical care associated with the inpatient unit at Leckhampton Court into the community to enable patients with advanced illness to be cared for, and to die at home if that is their preference. I am driven to provide care based on sound clinical principles which puts our patients, and those who matter to them, firmly at the centre of all care decisions, and it is my great privilege to do so in the comfort of their own home.

  • Katherine Grace

    Day Hospice Manager

    I have worked at Leckhampton Court for two years, providing expert palliative care advice, support and care for patients attending Day Hospice. Managing the Day Hospice is extremely varied and rewarding, and I have a small but highly effective team to work with. We are a very 'can do' unit and continually adapt and change services we provide to ensure we meet our patients' complex individual needs. Our aim is to improve our patients' symptoms, psychological wellbeing and to make a real difference to their quality of life and that of their families too.

  • Kath Keogh

    Practice Educator

    I have worked in palliative care for many years as a Clinical Nurse Specialist, a lecturer and over the last five years in my present role as Practice Educator at Leckhampton Court Hospice. Teaching and developing staff both internally and outside of the hospice in palliative and end of life care is important to ensure the delivery of care that meets individual needs and is of a high standard.

  • Katie Russell-Paddison

    Head of Support Services

    New to Leckhampton Court in June 2015, I have a background in marketing, administration and facilities, and most recently worked at a hospice in Lancashire. I am responsible for the Support Services Team who are committed to providing the hospice with high quality cleaning, catering, finance and reception facilities, as well as maintaining our beautiful Tudor building and grounds. We strive towards providing a pleasant and safe working environment for all our patients, visitors and staff.

  • Mike Tague

    Head of Hospice Fundraising

    I joined Sue Ryder as Head of Hospice Fundraising in September 2015 with 17 years of experience in leading charity fundraising. I am responsible for all fundraising activities at Leckhampton Court Hospice, and work with the fundraising team to engage the local community, corporate partners, our supporters and volunteers in helping to raise the £2.5 million needed every year so we can continue to deliver incredible care to local people and their families in Gloucestershire.

  • Becky Harris

    Therapist Team Leader

    I qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1990 and worked as a specialist physiotherapist in oncology and palliative medicine for 10 years before joining the team at Leckhampton Court Hospice in 2013. As well as working at the Hospice as a physiotherapist, I am also Team Leader for our dedicated team of physiotherapists, occupational therapists and therapy assistants. We work in the In-patient unit, Day Hospice and out in the community with our Hospice at Home team, ensuring that we can fully support our patients wherever we are needed.

  • Paul Perkins

    Consultant in Palliative Medicine

    I have been a consultant in palliative medicine since 2004. I lead the medical team at the hospice and I see patients in our Day Hospice and In-patient Unit. As well as the hospice I also work together with my hospital-based consultant colleagues to support patients and families in their homes. We do this by advising General Practitioners, District Nurses and Palliative Care Nurses and visiting patients at home when needed.

  • Rev. Rob Pestell

    Hospice Chaplain

    I have had 21 years’ experience of Parish Ministry in the Gloucester Diocese. In my last post I had a close link with Hospital Chaplaincy which encouraged me to explore other opportunities for ministry. I was appointed Chaplain at the Hospice in December 2013, and have since established a team of volunteers to assist me in providing Spiritual Care to patients, families, carers and staff. I and the team provide a willing and listening ear for all kinds of issues and we do our best to respond to and resolve the questions and challenges that are presented to us. Although I am an ordained Priest in the Church of England I am here to serve everyone, no matter what their background or belief.

What people say about our care

Thank you to all the doctors, nurses and staff. Your care and support were invaluable during such difficult times. The dog also loved the attention!
Patient Letter received

Frequently asked questions

Q. "Can pets visit patients at the hospice?"

A. "Yes, well behaved pets are very welcome to visit the hospice."

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Case Studies Profile

Russell's story

"It was Joan’s wish to die at home. Sue Ryder helped her to do so peacefully."

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Case Studies Profile

Graham's story

“I’m very grateful to the hospice for its continued support – it is helping me to cope.”

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Volunteer with us

You can support us by volunteering in a healthcare role, helping to look after our beautiful grounds or being a community fundraiser. Below are a few current volunteering roles, but you can also check all our volunteering roles.