Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice is situated in the village of Moggerhanger in Bedfordshire. Set in its own grounds and surrounded by farmland, it’s a haven of tranquillity while being accessible from nearby Sandy and Bedford. We care for people who are approaching the end of their lives with progressive conditions. We have 15 beds and provide residential services for people aged 18 and over who have been referred to us by a healthcare professional. Our philosophy is to work holistically across all disciplines, with each patient receiving individualised programmes of care. We do not just care for our patients; we also look after and support their families and carers, offering bereavement help and spiritual care.
  • Our hospice

    We have a 15 bed inpatient unit which is open round the clock  

  • St John's Hospice at Home

    We're delighted to announce that our new Hospice at Home service has now launched   Read more

  • Co-ordinating care - PEPS

    We provide a care co-ordination service in Bedfordshire called Partnership for Excellence in Palliative Support, which ensures all services involved in patient care communicate   Read more

  • The little things

    We know it's important for our patients to have everyone they love be able to come and see them  

  • Our grounds

    Set in our own grounds and surrounded by farmland, St John's is a haven of tranquillity  

  • 24/7 phones

    Our phones are manned 24/7 by permanent staff and volunteers, meaning you can contact us or a loved one whenever you need.  

We'd love to hear from you

St John's Hospice St John's Road Moggerhanger Bedford MK44 3RJ
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Call us on:

01767 642 410

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Our care services

St John's Hospice provides care for people living in Bedfordshire, bordering parts of Cambridgeshire, and parts of what was once Huntingdonshire. We're also the base for the Bedfordshire Partnership for Excellence in Palliative Services which co-ordinates care services for palliative care patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We have exciting and innovative plans to expand our services into the community in the coming months.

Our current services include

Meet the team

  • Mike Coward

    Hospice Director

    It’s my job to make sure that St John’s Hospice provides incredible care for our patients and offers support for their carers and families. I am privileged to lead a great team of staff and volunteers who all play an important part in a variety of ways, ensuring that our services are the best they can be. Being local means that we know the community we serve and being part of a larger organisation gives us the support and direction to help us to be efficient. Hospice care is a philosophy, not just a building. It is all about providing the right care at the right time when people need us most.

  • Jane Maxfield

    Family Support

    I have worked at St John’s Hospice since 2004 as a family support and bereavement co-ordinator and also as a registered nurse. In my current role I provide information and support to patients, carers and family members, including children and explore issues raised by illness. My nursing background helps me to work alongside the nursing teams in providing a holistic approach to care where peoples thoughts and concerns are catered for.

  • Donna Allison

    Head of Support Services

    As Head of Support Services I am responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the hospice and grounds at St John’s; this includes managing the budgets, reception, admin, catering, gardening and domestic staff. It is my role to co-ordinate various teams to ensure that our service users, visitors and staff feel their individual needs are met.

  • Dominic Carter

    Head of Clinical Services

    It is my role to take clinical responsibility for the care delivered by the various services provided by, and from, St John's Hospice. I am the registered manager of St John's, as recognised by the Care Quality Commission, and have a major role in promoting high quality care, ensuring that our patients and families receive a service that is second to none. As an experienced nurse, I have over all managerial responsibility for any groups of staff directly involved with patient care, including nursing, complementary therapy, spiritual care and social work.

  • Chere Hunter

    Chaplain and Spiritual Care Co-ordinator

    I am here for patients, their families and all the staff in a pastoral and spiritual role, whether or not they have a faith. I am here to listen, to pray and to support. My greatest privilege is doing the funerals of many of our patients. Originally a Head Teacher, I specialised in Religious Studies and also a trained counsellor. I began my Ministerial training in 1999 and was licensed by the Bishop of Hertford in 2002. I came to St John’s in 2013 having served firstly in a Church setting and later as a part time Chaplain to the NHS.

  • Fsella Afzal-Pagliari

    Black, Minority and Ethnic Outreach Worker

    My role is to support St John’s and the services it provides to local Black, Minority Ethnic communities. St John’s fully recognises and respects cultural, ethnic and religious differences. Great care is taken to ensure that our services are culturally sensitive and inclusive. By engaging with community groups, leaders and organisations my role is to ensure support is easily accessible, either at St John’s or at patients’ homes.

  • Tracy Haddock

    Head of Community Services for Sue Ryder based at St John's Hospice

    My background is in hospice and community nursing, and I have also worked as a nurse educator. Prior to my current role at Sue Ryder I was Service Manager for the Partnership for Excellence in Palliative Support (PEPS) service. In my current position I have played a key role in the implementation of an end of life education programme for nursing homes, setting up and developing the PEPS service. I have also assisted in the development and implementation of VitruCare digital service for palliative patients.

  • Charmain Felts

    Social Worker

    It is my role as Social Worker to support service users, family, friends and carers through their time at St John’s. I am here to speak to people about a range of topics from personal issues which might be concerning them to practical ones such as finance. I also assist in discharge planning and discussing with people the options available to them when they leave to ensure they receive the care they need

What people say about our care

My sister and her dog come to see me nearly every day
Mary Patient at St John's

Frequently asked questions

Q. "Does the hospice have Wi-fi?"

A. "Yes, and this is free to all visitors and patients. Just ask one of the staff when you arrive and they will give you the password."

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Case Studies Profile

Darrell's story

"As soon as the first nurse arrived she made everything okay." Debbie, Darrell's wife

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Case Studies Profile

Sylvia's story

"I couldn’t receive better had I been the Queen Mother"

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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.