The focus at Sue Ryder, Thorpe Hall Hospice in Peterborough is on quality of life - giving every patient the palliative care and support they need so they can spend their time as they choose. We care for people aged 16 and over who are living with conditions like cancer, heart failure and lung disease. That care is delivered in the community and at our 20-bed hospice. Our team of specialist staff work together so we can be sure patients receive all the care and support they need – physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally. We look after their families and close friends as well, for as long as we can be helpful to them Thorpe Hall also runs day services open to people living with long-term conditions who attend on a regular basis. They join in activities and outings helping to boost confidence and giving them the opportunity to meet and socialise with others. The team also supports Synergy Cafés, for those living with dementia and their carers, held weekly at Thorpe Hall and at the Sue Ryder Café in Stanground, Peterborough.
  • Our incredible care helps families spend the time they have left in the way they choose. Find out what incredible care means at Thorpe Hall. Watch our video and find out more about Andrea, Holly, Julie and Amy.   watch our video

  • 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

  • Incredible care

    Nothing is too much trouble for our staff and volunteers. They are on hand at all hours and will go above and beyond to make sure everyone feels special and well cared for.  

  • Clean and friendly environment

    The hospice is cleaned and maintained to a very high standard. Our staff and volunteers take great pride in how Thorpe Hall looks.  

  • 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

  • Newly opened gym

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

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Thorpe Hall Hospice, Thorpe Road Longthorpe Peterborough Cambridgeshire PE3 6LW
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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

  • Jane Petit

    Hospice Director

    My experience in palliative care dates back 30 years. I moved to the voluntary sector in 2000 and have since worked with two national organisations developing regional services, most recently as the chief executive officer of an independent hospice in East Anglia. I work closely with my team and health and social care colleagues across the region to ensure Thorpe Hall delivers the very best palliative and end of life care and support for those who need it.

  • Allison Mann

    Head of Clinical Services

    My passion for palliative care began as a nurse and now, having progressed into management, I endeavour to inspire the entire clinical team at Thorpe Hall. I have been involved in the planning of the new Thorpe Hall Hospice since day one and I am determined that the ethos of care, compassion and support which Thorpe Hall is renowned for will continue in the state-of-the-art new building. You can take the nurse out of the wards but you can’t really keep me away – at least twice a day I drop by to visit staff and patients.

  • Johanne Hazell

    Day Services Manager

    I am one of the original members of staff who was here on the day Thorpe Hall opened as a hospice in April 1991. After three years on the ward as a registered nurse, I took on the challenge of setting up the day service centre. Now with around 120 members, the centre provides activities, outings and therapies for those suffering from long-term illness or neurological conditions. I was instrumental in setting up Thorpe Hall’s weekly Synergy Café for those living with dementia and their carers and I play a key role in increasing dementia awareness within greater Peterborough.

  • Martin Russell

    Head of Support Services

    I originally trained as a chef and have been with Sue Ryder for 17 years, and head of support services at Thorpe Hall for five. My kitchen team serve up freshly cooked meals, the gardeners keep the grounds perfectly manicured and reception and admin staff keep everything else running smoothly! My cakes are legendary around Thorpe Hall and I admit I’m often found in the kitchen at home cooking up a treat for my family.

  • Elaine Bygrave

    Head of spiritual care

    I joined the chaplaincy team as a volunteer in July 2014, having felt led to this type of ministry. I fulfilled many roles with the Church of England before becoming a member of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in 2006 - my faith didn’t change, simply the way I worship. I feel privileged to accompany Thorpe Hall patients, of all faiths, denominations and none, on this part of their journey, and to support their families and friends. Another important aspect of my ministry here is to be available for our staff and volunteers. I believe spirituality is universal and that there is a sacredness in all of life and all people

  • Jo Ruff

    Head of Family Support

    Since qualifying as a counsellor eight years ago, I have found myself drawn to providing pre and post bereavement support to adults and particularly children. I believe that by receiving the right support at the right time people are able to begin to adjust to the loss of their loved one and move forward with their life. I realised that’s just what we do at Thorpe Hall as soon as I started volunteering here. I am now proud to lead a team of staff and volunteers working together to deliver the very best support to our patients' and their families as and when they need it.

  • Suzanne Ostler

    PR, Marketing and Communications Officer

    I always said if I was to leave my previous role at a fast-moving pr and marketing agency it would be to work at Thorpe Hall Hospice - and here I am! I am passionate about everything we do here and feel privileged to be able to use my years of journalism, pr and marketing expertise to support the teams in raising profile, awareness and support from across the region.

  • Lisa Manton

    Head of administration

    I have a number of years of experience working within the NHS, particularly within change management and operational services. I came to Thorpe Hall with the aim of using that knowledge and those skills on a more local and personal level. I now oversee all the administration functions for the hospice including finance, hr and medical. I see my role as ensuring we have the right processes in place to support our team and the delivery of incredible care to our patients.

What people say about our care

When I visit Mum, I love the warm, homely feeling at the hospice. I sometimes think I'd move in if I could!
Tracy Daughter of Thorpe Hall patient, Pat.

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

Amy and Julie's story

Amy talks with her Mum Julie about the support she received from Thorpe Hall after loosing her Dad.

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Case Studies Profile

Terry's story

Thorpe Hall gave me my dad back." Andrea and Holly White talk about their family's experience of care at Thorpe Hall

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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.