Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice is the only specialist palliative care inpatient unit in Peterborough. We are also the only unit with a multi-disciplinary team which includes doctors, nurses, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, complementary therapy, bereavement counsellors, and psychological and spiritual support. This means we can care for the physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of our patients, whether they come to us for symptom management as part of their palliative care or for end of life care. That care can be given in our 20-bed hospice or in the community thanks to Thorpe Hall Hospice at Home team – and also extends to the loved ones of our patients too. Thorpe Hall also runs specialist day services open to people living with long-term conditions. They can join in activities and outings helping to boost confidence, aid rehabilitation and offer social opportunities.

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  • Our care helps families spend the time they have left in the way they choose

    Find out more about Andrea, Holly, Julie and Amy's experience of Thorpe Hall.   Watch our video

  • Bereavement support

    We’re here for families and loved ones of those who pass away, providing bereavement support for as long as we’re needed. You don't need to have a connection with Thorpe Hall to access bereavement support.   Read more

  • Our befriending service

    Our volunteer befrienders can provide high levels of emotional support to patients and families.   Read how volunteer Lesley is brightening up Daphne's days

  • Charlie Chimp Club

    Our support group for children aged 7–13 years, helping young people cope with bereavement   Read more

  • Thorpe Hall Hospice at Home

    Our Hospice at Home service is available to help out in the short term during times of crisis.   Read more

  • Familes and friends are always welcome

    Everyone is welcome at Thorpe Hall Hospice, no matter how young. Set in beautiful grounds visitors are welcome to spend time with relatives and friends in our tranquil courtyard  

  • Day service

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

  • Fully equipped gym and personal trainer

    The gym we share with Headway Cambridgeshire is available for patients and day service users.  

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

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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

  • Allison Mann

    Hospice Director

    My passion for palliative care began as a nurse and now, having progressed into management, I endeavour to inspire the entire team at Thorpe Hall. I am incredibly proud of the ethos of care, compassion and support that Thorpe Hall is renowned for and, in my current role, am constantly looking for opportunities to develop and improve that even further. You can take the nurse out of the wards but you can’t really keep me away – I regularly drop by to visit staff and patients.

  • Sarah Bell

    Consultant in Palliative Medicine

    I joined the team at Thorpe Hall Hospice as a medical consultant in 2008 with six years of experience in palliative care. Along with our other consultant, I lead the medical team here at Thorpe Hall, support our community teams and work closely with other healthcare professionals. Our aim is to always provide the best care for every patient, regardless of where they are being looked after. I am an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and have a particular interest in medical education.

  • Richard Partridge

    Consultant in Palliative Medicine

    I have worked in palliative care for 16 years, joining Sue Ryder as a consultant in palliative medicine in 2006. Along with our other consultant, I lead the medical team on our inpatient unit and we work closely with the local hospital and community teams as well. I also work at Peterborough City Hospital where I am the medical lead for the palliative care team. I have a special interest in medical ethics and a passion for providing expert care to our patients.

  • Donna Young

    Head of Hospice Fundraising

    I have worked in charity fundraising for more than 17 years, and feel extraordinarily lucky to have found a job I love and have a passion for. I lead the fundraising team here, both staff and volunteers, as we inspire fundraising support within our local community. It’s simply amazing to be a part of something that means so much to so many people – whenever we meet people all they do is talk about how valuable our work is.

  • Martin Russell

    Head of Support Services

    I am responsible for all the non-clinical services at the hospice - administration, finance, catering, housekeeping, maintenance and gardens. I am also responsible for the day-to-day running of the Mansion House, Coffee Shop, formal gardens and estate at Thorpe Hall. I originally trained as a chef, progressing into management 15 years ago. I've worked for the charity since 1997 and, since my arrival at Thorpe Hall in 2010, I've been involved in shaping our new hospice and ensured a smooth transition of services for our patients.

What people say about our care

With the responsibility of caring for Linda lifted I was able to spend time with her as her husband. She was so well looked after, she was never uncomfortable. The care was just exceptional in every way
John, husband of Thorpe Hall patient Linda

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

Kerry, Tia and Lionel's story

"Dad was the one who was poorly, but it was never just about Dad; it was about all of us." How our hospice supported the Walters family through grief.

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Case Studies Profile

Julie's story

“She wanted to remain fully in control of everything. It was Julie’s way or no way.” Thorpe Hall’s doctors and nurses were happy to adhere to that.!

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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.