Our services cover West Berkshire from three sites: Duchess of Kent Hospice in Reading, Wokingham Day Hospice and Charles Clore Unit in Newbury. We provide specialist end of life care, aiming to help people live as well as possible with the effects of their conditions by offering care, symptom management and support from a multi-professional team. Duchess of Kent Hospice is a 15-bed inpatient hospice. All beds are in private rooms overlooking our wonderful courtyard garden and all have en-suite facilities. We also offer advice and support to people in their own homes through our clinical nurse specialist teams, and day hospice care at all three sites.

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Duchess of Kent Hospice, 22 Liebenrood Road Reading RG30 2DX
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Call us on:

0118 955 0400

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Our care services

From our sites in Reading, Newbury and Wokingham we provide care for people living in West Berkshire. Inpatients usually stay for short admissions of around one to two weeks, but we also offer community services for people in their own homes.

We give advice and support for the challenges facing people living with a life-limiting condition, as well as supporting their families. Through our inpatient hospice we can offer round-the-clock assessment and specialist care to help manage patients' symptoms.

Meet the team

  • Maria Turnbull

    Hospice Director

    I joined Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice in April of 2013 having spent 17 years within an independent hospice setting in senior clinical and leadership roles. I was appointed to Head of Clinical Services in June 2014 during which I responsible for leading the clinical teams on our three sites in West Berkshire. In 2018, I was appointed Director across both Duchess of Kent and Nettlebed Hospices. Outside of work I coach two youth football teams.

  • Diane Campbell

    Head of Clinical Services

    I joined Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice in 2012 as a staff nurse, new to palliative care. Prior to this I had been in care home management positions for many years. In 2013 I was appointed to Team Leader and supported the inpatient unit during the move and refurbishment before moving up to Ward Manager in January 2014. In 2018 I was appointed as Head of Clinical Services and I’m very enthusiastic about my new role.

  • Maria Heron

    Community Services - Newbury

    I joined Sue Ryder in 2011 with 18 years of palliative care experience both in the community and inpatient services. Within my current role I manage the community team which supports patients with life limiting illnesses in the Newbury area. I also manage our Charles Clore Day Hospice. In my spare time I enjoy listening to all genres of music - both live and recorded.

What people say about our care

Richard has relaxed since he came here, it’s so different from hospital. We’ve had our dog in.
June Patients Wife

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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Doreen's story

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

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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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