At Thorpe Hall Hospice, we offer holistic care – our team talk to patients, and their loved ones if appropriate, to find out what matters to each person. They then work together to develop a personalised care plan focusing on that patient’s needs.
Leading those discussions are a specialist medical team, which is made up of two palliative medicine consultants, specialty doctors and doctors in training. Closely involved are registered nurses and nursing assistants, an occupational therapist and physiotherapist, chaplaincy, family support team, discharge support, complementary therapists and a clinical psychologist.
Everyone involved understands the importance of dealing with the physical, emotional, social and spiritual impact of life-limiting conditions so that patients can regain as much quality of life as possible.
While our patients are receiving good medical care, we like them to think of Thorpe Hall as a home from home. Each of our 20 bedrooms has en suite facilities, patio doors into the garden and a seating area for patients and their visitors.
We’re open 24 hours a day and all visitors – children and well-behaved pets included – receive a warm welcome. When it comes to going home, we support patients and families through each step of the process to ensure everyone’s needs are met as far as possible.
Our staff and volunteers will do what they can to ensure a patient is enjoying their time as best as they are able to. That might involve cooking their favourite meal, helping them Skype far-flung family or just holding their hand and listening.
Thorpe Hall is proud to support the training of medical students from Cambridge University and nursing students from Anglia Ruskin University. They work under close supervision of the medical and nursing teams to learn how to best care for patients living with life-limiting conditions.