Welcome to Leckhampton Court

Leckhampton Court Hospice can be found in Gloucestershire, nestled at the foot of the Cotswold Hills on the edge of Leckhampton, Cheltenham. The hospice is surrounded by beautiful countryside and its tranquil and calm setting complements the specialist palliative and end of life care and support provided to people with life limiting illnesses.
  • Incredible care

    It’s not just expert medical care we provide. It’s the emotional support and practical things we take care of too  

  • Hospice grounds

    We're in the beautiful countryside, providing a tranquil and calm environment  

  • Our nurses

    We see the person, not the condition, taking time to understand the small things that help that person live the fullest life they can  

  • Our hospice

    We're housed in a stunning grade II listed Elizabethan manor house  

We'd love to hear from you

Leckhampton Court Hospice, Church Road Leckhampton Cheltenham Gloucestershire GL53 0QJ
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Call us on:

01242 230199

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Our care services

We focus on providing tailor-made care to help resolve complex physical or psychological problems for our patients whilst also supporting family, carers and close friends. We provide the only inpatient hospice of its kind in Gloucestershire, as well as a day hospice and hospice at home service. We are housed in a stunning grade II listed Elizabethan manor house. Our care is available to people living across Gloucestershire.

Meet the team

  • Elise Hoadley

    Hospice Director

    I have worked in palliative care since 1998, originally as a registered nurse in a Sue Ryder Hospice. As my career progressed I returned to the NHS for 5 years, but returned to Sue Ryder in 2010. I have been at Leckhampton Court Hospice since April 2013. I consider it a privilege to be the Director of Leckhampton Court Hospice. I am proud of the team who deliver specialist palliative and end of life care to the patients we care for in our in-patient unit, and in the community through our day hospice and hospice at home service. I am passionate about leading the hospice forward as we grow our services for the benefit of the people of Gloucestershire.

  • Debbie Williams

    Hospice Ward Manager

    Since starting my nurse training I have always had a passion for the delivery of high quality, patient centred, compassionate care. In my role as Ward Manager I feel fortunate to be able to use my previous experiences within the NHS, in oncology and palliative care, and lead the team on the Inpatient Unit within the hospice to make a difference to the patients that we have the privilege of caring for.

  • Sandra Flanagan

    Day Hospice Manager

    I joined the Leckhampton Day Hospice team in July 2004 having worked at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust for 18 years. Managing the Day Hospice has been extremely varied but always rewarding as I have a small but highly effective team to work with. We are a very “can do” unit and continually adapt and change the services we provide to ensure we meet our patients’ complex individual needs.

  • Beccy Day

    Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Research Nurse

    I have worked at Leckhampton Court for over 8 years. As Advanced Nurse Practitioner, I provide expert palliative care advice, support and interventions for patients attending Day Hospice. I manage patients that come in for clinical treatments - this could include blood transfusions, intravenous medication, chest drains and abdominal drains. These treatments are aimed at improving patients' symptoms and can make a real difference to their quality of life. In my role as Research Nurse, I support patients participating in a variety of palliative care research studies. I feel that we need to participate in research in order for us to understand and deliver the best care available.

  • Heather Mitchell

    Hospice at Home Manager

    I have worked in the community for most of my nursing career and specifically in Hospice at Home for over 16 years, and make no apology for being passionate about the provision of supportive palliative and terminal care to patients in their own home. The Hospice at Home service seeks to bring the skills, ethos and practical care associated with the inpatient unit at Leckhampton Court into the community to enable patients with advanced illness to be cared for, and to die at home if that is their preference. I am driven to provide care based on sound clinical principles which puts our patients, and those who matter to them, firmly at the centre of all care decisions, and it is my great privilege to do so in the comfort of their own home.

  • Kelvin Green

    Head of Hospice Fundraising

    I joined Sue Ryder in November 2014 as Head of Hospice Fundraising at Leckhampton Court Hospice. My role at Sue Ryder is to lead the fundraising team in raising funds to cover the running of the hospice. This involves ensuring that we have a good mix of fundraising streams, and that where we can, we raise sustainable income that will come in each year, enabling us to plan and to grow. It’s also important that wherever possible, we are able to spend it where it is most needed within the hospice.

  • Steve Kirkwood

    Head of Support Services

    I have been with Sue Ryder since 2006 and was with IBM for 23 years prior to that. I am responsible for all the non-clinical services at the hospice, including looking after the beautiful building and grounds, catering, housekeeping, finance and local IT and communications. I also run the regular 'corporate days' we have here for volunteers from our local companies. I live in Ledbury, with my wife and two children - we all follow the fortunes of Everton FC (home and abroad).

How to get referred

People can be referred to our service by a wide range of healthcare professionals such as their GP, consultant, community clinical nurse specialist or district nurse.

We accept patients from across the Gloucestershire area

Referral form

Patients, families and carers

What our patients say

Thank you to all the doctors, nurses and staff. Your care and support were invaluable during such difficult times. The dog also loved the attention!
Patient Letter received

Frequently asked questions

Q. "Can pets visit patients at the hospice?"

A. "Yes, well behaved pets are very welcome to visit the hospice."

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Case Studies Profile

Quotes from our staff

"People often ask me if it's sad all the time, but actually as a team we laugh a lot, and the patients' do too!"

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Case Studies Profile

Doreen's story

"The Sue Ryder staff really are quite wonderful and the care they provide couldn’t be better."

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What’s happening in the hospice

Volunteer with us

You can support us by volunteering in a healthcare role, helping to look after our beautiful grounds or being a community fundraiser. Below are a few current volunteering roles, but you can also check all our volunteering roles.