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 tranquility 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.

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  • Our hospice

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

  • Co-ordinating care - Palliative Care Hub

    We provide a care co-ordination service in Bedfordshire called the Palliative Care Hub, 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

or email with your enquiry

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 Palliative Care Hub, which co-ordinates care services for palliative care patients across Bedfordshire 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

  • Lisa Maclean

    Hospice Director

    I have been nursing for 38 years and have worked in many areas, including as a Director for UK Operations for a military charity and a Director of Nursing and Quality for a Clinical Commissioning Group. I have also worked in UK and Eastern European universities, facilitating educational development for pre-registration and post-registration nursing and allied health professionals. My passion is to ensure that the care we provide for patients is the best it can be, and that staff are enabled to make this happen through excellent teamwork.

  • Donna Rutter

    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.

  • Tori Ablard

    Head of Hospice Fundraising

    I started my career at St John’s over seven years ago as a Community Fundraiser and the work and care delivered within the hospice struck a chord that I knew would stay with me. I’ve returned as Head of Hospice Fundraising and intend to lead the team, support individuals’ development and make sure St John’s is the charity in local donors’ thoughts. St John’s is so well thought of in the community and it is a pleasure to be back working here.

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.