Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice is situated in the village of Moggerhanger in Bedfordshire. Set in its own grounds and surrounded by farmland, it’s a haven of tranquillity while being accessible from nearby Sandy and Bedford. We care for people who are approaching the end of their lives with progressive conditions. We have 15 beds and provide residential services for people aged 18 and over who have been referred to us by a healthcare professional. Our philosophy is to work holistically across all disciplines, with each patient receiving individualised programmes of care. We do not just care for our patients; we also look after and support their families and carers, offering bereavement help and spiritual care.
  • Our hospice

    We have a 15 bed inpatient unit which is open round the clock  

  • St John's Hospice at Home

    We're delighted to announce that our new Hospice at Home service has now launched   Read more

  • Co-ordinating care - PEPS

    We provide a care co-ordination service in Bedfordshire called Partnership for Excellence in Palliative Support, which ensures all services involved in patient care communicate   Read more

  • The little things

    We know it's important for our patients to have everyone they love be able to come and see them  

  • Our grounds

    Set in our own grounds and surrounded by farmland, St John's is a haven of tranquillity  

  • 24/7 phones

    Our phones are manned 24/7 by permanent staff and volunteers, meaning you can contact us or a loved one whenever you need.  

We'd love to hear from you

St John's Hospice St John's Road Moggerhanger Bedford MK44 3RJ
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Call us on:

01767 642 410

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Our care services

St John's Hospice provides care for people living in Bedfordshire, bordering parts of Cambridgeshire, and parts of what was once Huntingdonshire. We're also the base for the Bedfordshire Partnership for Excellence in Palliative Services which co-ordinates care services for palliative care patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We have exciting and innovative plans to expand our services into the community in the coming months.

Our current services include

Meet the team

  • Tanya Curry

    Interim Hospice Director

    With extensive experience of working in the voluntary sector and NHS, I am committed to supporting the teams to deliver the best possible care and services for the patients and families we care for here at Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice. With 20 years’ experience in the hospice sector, I have significant experience in developing senior leaders, and managing and transforming organisational cultures, services and teams. I am hoping to bring my specialist clinical and managerial knowledge into St John’s to help build upon the services and great care we deliver.

  • Tracy Haddock

    Head of Clinical Services

    My background is in hospice and community nursing, and I have also worked as a nurse educator. Prior to my current role at Sue Ryder I was Service Manager for the Partnership for Excellence in Palliative Support (PEPS) service. In my current position I have played a key role in the implementation of an end of life education programme for nursing homes, setting up and developing the PEPS service. I have also assisted in the development and implementation of VitruCare digital service for palliative patients.

  • Maria King

    Lead Nurse - Hospice at Home

    I am responsible for the implementation and development of the service that supports the patient and their carers/family to receive end of life care at home, if this is their wish. My background as an RN working in the acute hospital setting and then in PEPS have been an invaluable source of learning, which I am able to put into practice everyday.

  • Donna Rutter

    Head of Support Services

    As Head of Support Services I am responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the hospice and grounds at St John’s; this includes managing the budgets, reception, admin, catering, gardening and domestic staff. It is my role to co-ordinate various teams to ensure that our service users, visitors and staff feel their individual needs are met.

  • Chere Hunter

    Chaplain and Spiritual Care Co-ordinator

    I am here for patients, their families and all the staff in a pastoral and spiritual role, whether or not they have a faith. I am here to listen, to pray and to support. My greatest privilege is doing the funerals of many of our patients. Originally a Head Teacher, I specialised in Religious Studies and also a trained counsellor. I began my Ministerial training in 1999 and was licensed by the Bishop of Hertford in 2002. I came to St John’s in 2013 having served firstly in a Church setting and later as a part time Chaplain to the NHS.

  • Charmain Felts

    Social Worker

    It is my role as Social Worker to support service users, family, friends and carers through their time at St John’s. I am here to speak to people about a range of topics from personal issues which might be concerning them to practical ones such as finance. I also assist in discharge planning and discussing with people the options available to them when they leave to ensure they receive the care they need

  • Tori Ablard

    Head of Hospice Fundraising

    I started my career at St John’s over seven years ago as a Community Fundraiser and the work and care delivered within the hospice struck a chord that I knew would stay with me. I’ve returned as Head of Hospice Fundraising and intend to lead the team, support individuals’ development and make sure St John’s is the charity in local donors’ thoughts. St John’s is so well thought of in the community and it is a pleasure to be back working here.

What people say about our care

My sister and her dog come to see me nearly every day
Mary Patient at St John's

Frequently asked questions

Q. "Does the hospice have Wi-fi?"

A. "Yes, and this is free to all visitors and patients. Just ask one of the staff when you arrive and they will give you the password."

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Case Studies Profile

Darrell's story

"As soon as the first nurse arrived she made everything okay." Debbie, Darrell's wife

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Case Studies Profile

Sylvia's story

"I couldn’t receive better had I been the Queen Mother"

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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.