Welcome to Manorlands

Our Manorlands Hospice is situated in West Yorkshire on the northern edge of the village of Oxenhope. We provide incredible palliative care and support people with life limiting illnesses which can involve complex physical or psychological problems. Our care focuses on helping to resolve these problems whilst supporting family, carers and close friends. This care is known as specialist palliative care. We offer this care to people living in Craven, Airedale, and Wharfedale as well as central, northern and western areas of Bradford.
  • 24/7 phones

    Through our reception team and out of hours staff we take calls 24/7  

  • Our care

    The staff at Manorlands take the time to really get to know the service users and give them the personalised and compassionate care they deserve  

  • Mealtime

    Our caterers want our patients to enjoy every meal. If our patients have a favourite, requests are welcome!  

We'd love to hear from you

Manorlands Hospice, Hebden Road Oxenhope Keighley West Yorkshire BD22 9HJ
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Call us on:

01535 642 308

or email us with your enquiry

Our care services

We provide advice, treatment and support for our patients and their families to help people live independently. We also provide support for GPs and nurses and offer inpatient stays whilst also having patients attend our day hospice and visiting people in their own homes. We have 16 single bedded rooms, seven with ensuite.

We work very closely with the specialist teams in the local hospitals to ensure that treatment and care is continued after a person is discharged home or transferred to our inpatient unit.

We also provide a 24-hour advice service to professionals across the district.

Meet the team

  • Lizzie Procter

    Hospice Director

    My raison d’etre is to ensure the people of Airedale, Wharfedale, Craven and North Bradford can access and experience gold standard care at the end of their lives. I work closely with the local commissioners, Marie Curie Bradford, Airedale NHS Trust, health providers and other voluntary and charitable organisations to ensure that together we can make this happen.

  • Joanna Longden

    Community Team Leader

    I manage a team of nine clinical nurse specialists. Our role is to support people in their own homes by providing specialist advice whilst working closely with GPs and district nurses. I live locally and my husband also works for Sue Ryder. I have a daughter and two grandchildren and love to spend my free time tramping across the surrounding moorland.

  • Clare Farrar

    Day Hospice Team Leader

    I manage a small team of nurses and healthcare support workers along with an invaluable army of volunteers. We support patients and their family/carers who are living with a life limiting illness to obtain their maximum level of independence and quality of life, despite the limitations of their disease. We offer a range of medical and nursing services as well as enjoy a great deal of laughter and fun. We also offer programmes of activities which include water colour art work, general arts and crafts, exercise classes, relaxation techniques, gardening and many more.

  • Sue Taylor

    Hospice Ward Manager

    I have many years of palliative care experience. I manage a dedicated team of nurses and healthcare support workers and fully support them in order to fulfil their roles. I am passionate about the delivery of high quality care for all our patients and their families on the ward. When not at work I enjoy spending time with my family, my husband and my two daughters who have just about moved away from home!

  • Chris Bowers

    Complementary Therapist

    I am part of a small team of therapists which consists of paid staff and volunteers. Complementary therapies help to boost your comfort and wellbeing alongside conventional medical treatments. We offer a range of treatments including aromatherapy, reflexology, massage and reiki. These treatments can have a positive effect on physical and emotional stress, and can help improve the quality of life in patients and their carers.

  • Sarah Bottomley

    Head of Clinical Services

    I manage all of the clinical services: day therapy, community clinical nurse specialist team, inpatient unit, family support team, complimentary therapy team, education lead, occupational therapy and physiotherapy. The main focus of my role is the standard of care we provide, ensuring it is not only the best it can be but that it continues to develop to meet the needs of the people we serve.

  • Dr Linda Wilson

    Consultant in Palliative Medicine

    I trained at Leeds Medical School and initially trained and worked as a GP with an interest in palliative medicine. In 1994 I started to train as a consultant in palliative medicine and became a consultant in 2001. I worked for a year in New Zealand and then joined the team at Manorlands/Airedale Hospital. I am married with three children and enjoy spending my free time with family and friends as well as trying to keep fit by walking, running and biking.

  • Valerie Bone

    Practice Educator

    I ensure that all staff and volunteers have appropriate training for the roles that they have with us. I love teaching and I'm passionate about staff having the knowledge they need to be able to deliver good palliative care. I have been working in palliative care since 2002 and some of this period was in New Zealand. I am married and I enjoy cooking, getting out into the countryside and listening to music.

  • Dr Mike Hughes

    Consultant in Palliative Medicine

    I have been working in palliative care for 23 years, four years at a Hospice in Kenya and 17 years as one of the consultants at Manorlands/Airedale Hospital. I am married with two children. My special interests include palliative care for people with learning disabilities, palliative care in nursing homes and hospice care. After all these years I remain passionate about providing expert care for our patients. I still support Hospices in Kenya as a Trustee of Hospice Care Kenya.

  • Abigail Jacklin

    Senior Occupational Therapist

    Our team consists of physiotherapists, occupational therapists and a therapy assistant. We provide a seamless service assessing and providing interventions in the setting most appropriate to that person. This could be in the day therapy unit, inpatient unit, an outpatient appointment or in their own home. We offer a wide range of interventions tailored to the person’s needs. Some of these include exercise programmes, life story work, stress reduction techniques, fatigue management and walking assessments.

  • Sue Owlett

    Head of Support Services

    I manage all the non-clinical services provided by the administrative, financial, catering, housekeeping and estates teams together with management and maintenance of the hospice. I ensure that all services meet relevant care standards, environmental standards and health and safety requirements.

How to be referred

Referrals come from many sources such as health professionals, the patients themselves or their families.  The permission of the patients' GP or hospital consultant is always sought before a referral is accepted.  We are always available for people to be referred back to our care after they have been discharged if they need additional help.

What’s happening in the hospice

Patients, families and carers

What our patients say

Sue Ryder Manorlands is like a safe haven where you feel well supported and the care is tailored to meet your personal needs.
Chris Banting Received care from Manorlands

Frequently asked questions

Q. "Are pets allowed?"

A. "Yes they are welcome to visit but must be suitably behaved and supervised by an appropriate adult at all times."

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Case Studies Profile

Lorna's story

With a background as a medical secretary and a son who is a consultant endocrinologist, and who now works as a pioneer in the field of telemedicine, it’s perhaps not surprising that 86-year-old Lorna Pope took a no-nonsense approach to her diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.

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Case Studies Profile

Les's story

Les was referred to Manorlands by the hospital. Pain relief for his condition is now carefully managed, whilst emotional support is always on hand. Les and his family cannot speak highly enough of Manorlands.

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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.