We provide palliative care for people with life-limiting conditions, helping people live as well as possible with the effects of their condition by offering symptom management and support from a team of healthcare professionals. Nettlebed Hospice has an inpatient unit with 12 beds, located either in single rooms or single-sex rooms of two or three beds. These are all on the first floor and look out onto our wonderful grounds. We provide a 7-day community nursing service as well as day hospice services through which we are able to support patients and their families at home.

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  • Welcome to the South Oxfordshire Palliative Care Hub

    The Palliative Care Hub offers advice, support, care and co-ordination for people in the last year of life between 8am and 6pm, seven days a week.   Ways the Hub can help you and how to access it

  • Hospice at Home

    Caring for someone at home can be very demanding and stressful for patients, their families and for professional staff.   Our skilled carers can enable loved ones to remain at home

  • Our day services

    Whether you come in for a medical procedure or to do some arts and crafts, our hospice day services prevent isolation and give carers a well-deserved break too.   Find out how to get referred

  • Meet our Clinical Nurse Specialists

    Our community services team is staffed by Clinical Nurses and other healthcare specialists who are available seven days a week for home visits, ensuring more people receive the care they want in their own homes.   Referral information

  • You're in safe hands

    Our staff take the time to really get to know each of our patients, giving them the personalised and compassionate care they deserve.  

We'd love to hear from you

Nettlebed Hospice, Joyce Grove, Nettlebed Henley-on-Thames Oxfordshire RG9 5DF
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Call us on:

01491 641 384

or email enquiries.nettlebed@sueryder.org with your enquiry

Our care services

We provide care for people with life-limiting illness. Whether it’s bringing comfort to someone’s final days or enabling them to make the most of their life, we are here for our patients and those important to them.

We treat everyone in our care as an individual, taking the time to see the person, not the condition. We enable people to live the life they want, and do everything we can to ensure their time with us is the best it can be.

Meet the team

  • Maria Turnbull

    Hospice Director

    I joined Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice in April of 2013 having spent 17 years within an independent hospice setting in senior clinical and leadership roles. I was appointed to Head of Clinical Services in June 2014 during which I responsible for leading the clinical teams on our three sites in West Berkshire. In 2018, I was appointed Director across both Duchess of Kent and Nettlebed Hospices. Outside of work I coach two youth football teams.

  • Louisa Nicoll

    Ward Manager

    I started working in palliative care in 1994 at Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice and have also previously worked as ward sister and CNS at the Royal Berks Hospital. I came to Sue Ryder Nettlebed Hospice in 2012 and worked in Day Hospice for two years before joining the community team as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in 2014. I recently started my role as Ward Manager and am very enthusiastic about my new role. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my husband and two teenage children, socialising with friends and travelling.

  • Karen Guy

    Head of Clinical Services

    I’m responsible for leading a safe, caring, effective and responsive service for all the patients and families that we serve in South Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. I’ve worked in the NHS for most of my career in nurse specialist and management roles, specialising in oncology, palliative care and long-term conditions. I’m excited about developing services for Sue Ryder with those who have used our services and can give an expert view. I enjoy weekend breaks to European cities, cycling, playing the ukulele and singing ‘a capella’.

What people say about our care

Throughout my time here I always felt I was being consulted, people appreciated my problems and treated me as an individual. It is integrated care of the sort the NHS cannot support or surpass
David Former service user at Nettlebed

Frequently asked questions

Q. "Are pets allowed?"

A. "Yes they are welcome to visit but must be suitably behaved and supervised by an appropriate adult at all times."

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Sue's story

"I feel proud and very privileged to work at Sue Ryder"

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David's story

"Nettlebed Hospice provide integrated care of the sort the NHS cannot support or surpass"

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