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. 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, which are held weekly at Thorpe Hall and at the Sue Ryder Café in Stanground, Peterborough.
  • Our CQC rating

    As a healthcare provider, we are regulated by the Care Quality Commission.   Read the full report

  • Our care helps families spend the time they have left in the way they choose

    Find out more about Andrea, Holly, Julie and Amy's experience of Thorpe Hall.   Watch our video

  • Bereavement support

    We’re here for families and loved ones of those who pass away, providing bereavement support for as long as we’re needed. You don't need to have a connection with Thorpe Hall to access bereavement support.   Read more

  • Our befriending service

    Our volunteer befrienders can provide high levels of emotional support to patients and families.   Read how volunteer Lesley is brightening up Daphne's days

  • 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

  • Our dedicated team

    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

  • Fully equipped gym and personal trainer

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

We'd love to hear from you

Thorpe Hall Hospice, Thorpe Road Longthorpe Peterborough Cambridgeshire PE3 6LW
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Call us on:

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

  • Allison Mann

    Hospice Director

    My passion for palliative care began as a nurse and now, having progressed into management, I endeavour to inspire the entire team at Thorpe Hall. I am incredibly proud of the ethos of care, compassion and support that Thorpe Hall is renowned for and, in my current role, am constantly looking for opportunities to develop and improve that even further. You can take the nurse out of the wards but you can’t really keep me away – I regularly drop by to visit staff and patients.

  • Susan Shackleton

    Interim Head of Clinical Services

    I started working at Thorpe Hall as a registered nurse after having a student placement here and knew that palliative care was the type of nursing I wished to go into. I love working with patients, being able to give them the personalised care they deserve and doing the little extras that mean so much to them. I'm really proud to be part of a team that work so well together and genuinely care about our patients and families. Now in a more senior nursing role, I can help guide the clinical team to continue to give incredible care.

  • Sarah Bell

    Consultant in Palliative Medicine

    I joined the team at Thorpe Hall Hospice as a medical consultant in 2008 with six years of experience in palliative care. Along with our other consultant, I lead the medical team here at Thorpe Hall, support our community teams and work closely with other healthcare professionals. Our aim is to always provide the best care for every patient, regardless of where they are being looked after. I am an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and have a particular interest in medical education.

  • Richard Partridge

    Consultant in Palliative Medicine

    I have worked in palliative care for 16 years, joining Sue Ryder as a consultant in palliative medicine in 2006. Along with our other consultant, I lead the medical team on our inpatient unit and we work closely with the local hospital and community teams as well. I also work at Peterborough City Hospital where I am the medical lead for the palliative care team. I have a special interest in medical ethics and a passion for providing expert care to our patients.

  • Donna Young

    Head of Hospice Fundraising

    I have worked in charity fundraising for more than 17 years, and feel extraordinarily lucky to have found a job I love and have a passion for. I lead the fundraising team here, both staff and volunteers, as we inspire fundraising support within our local community. It’s simply amazing to be a part of something that means so much to so many people – whenever we meet people all they do is talk about how valuable our work is.

  • Martin Russell

    Head of Support Services

    I am responsible for all the non-clinical services at the hospice - administration, finance, catering, housekeeping, maintenance and gardens. I am also responsible for the day-to-day running of the Mansion House, Coffee Shop, formal gardens and estate at Thorpe Hall. I originally trained as a chef, progressing into management 15 years ago. I've worked for the charity since 1997 and, since my arrival at Thorpe Hall in 2010, I've been involved in shaping our new hospice and ensured a smooth transition of services for 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 losing her Grandad.

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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.