Established nearly 40 years ago, at Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice we provide hospice care for people living in the North West, West and South of Leeds. We provide holistic and personalised end of life care as well as offering people and their families emotional and psychological support during what can be an extremely difficult time. The care we provide is flexible, giving people the freedom to live the life they choose, whether that is for a number of years or days.
  • Our CQC rating

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

  • Award-winning education and training

    All our high-quality education is supported by our multi-professional team.   Check out our training opportunities in 2017

  • Tell your story

    Sometimes it can be really difficult to explain what hospice care is all about. Your story could help.   Tell your story

  • Complementary therapists

    Our complementary therapists work alongside the medical team to help ease symptoms, provide relaxation and improve quality of life  

  • Our day care service

    Our Wheatfields day care service helps patients stay active and make friends.  

  • Patients, families and carers

    Families are welcome 24/7. Our staff will make sure they are as comfortable as possible  

  • Compassionate care

    Our staff can help patients come to terms with what may lay ahead. Making a memory box can be healing for those left behind.  

  • Physio and occupational therapy

    We have a team of physios and occupational therapists who work from the hospice and in patients' homes  

We'd love to hear from you

Wheatfields Hospice, Grove Road Headingley Leeds West Yorkshire LS6 2AE
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Call us on:

0113 278 7249

or email with your enquiry

Our care services

We provide advice, treatment and support for our patients and their families through a range of services so that people can have choice and control over how and where they receive their care. We also provide support for GPs and nurses. We offer inpatient stays, but people can also access our day care service or receive visits in the comfort of their own home. We have 18 inpatient beds accessible 24 hours a day.

We work closely with the local commissioners, hospitals, health providers and other voluntary and charitable organisations to ensure people can access and experience the highest quality of care at the end of their lives.

Meet the team

  • Kate Bratt-Farrar

    Hospice Director

    I arrived at Sue Ryder Wheatfields in February 2017. I have worked for various charities for the last 15 years and love working for the Leeds community. It's my role to ensure that the hospice delivers all its services effectively, that we share what we do with our local communities and that we raise the necessary funds to help as many people as possible. I've been married to my husband for 17 years and we have twin daughters who ensure that we never get enough sleep.

  • Chris Ellis

    Head of Family Support Services

    I worked as a social worker in the hospital team for Leeds City Council before coming to work at Wheatfields in 2004. I now manage the Family Support Team, which provides support to patients and their friends and families both emotionally and practically. The team is made up of three social workers, including myself, a bereavement services co-ordinator and a spiritual care co-ordinator. I live in the Dewsbury area and am married with two sons, four grandchildren, two great grandchildren, two lizards and a cat. I enjoy spending time with my family, walking and reading - particularly a good crime thriller!

  • Sue Waddington

    Head of Clinical Services

    I joined Wheatfields in 2013, working clinically throughout several areas within the hospice. This time gave me an invaluable insight into the ethos of Sue Ryder. In April of this year I was made Head of Care, which involves responsibility for the quality and standards of care at the hospice. I manage the day-to-day provision of care services to ensure that clinical services meet relevant Care Standards Act, Environmental Standards, and Health and Safety requirements. I take a clinical lead on the development of new services in response to service demands. When I'm not at work, I like to spend time with my family and friends, taking long walks in all weathers. I am an active member of my community and a Trustee for an Almshouse Association in my local area consisting of five properties, giving community support where needed.

  • Julie Marshall-Pallister

    Community Palliative Care Team Leader

    I lead a team of 10 nurses and we provide support and advice to patients and families who are living with a life limiting illness. We work closely with GPs and district nurses as well as the services on offer at the hospice to ensure patients and families are cared for in their preferred place. I love my job and feel very privileged to have the opportunity to help people at a very vulnerable time of their lives. I am married with two wonderful children, and a dog called Jelly!

  • Alan Anslow

    Head of Support Services

    I am responsible for all the non-clinical services at the hospice, such as catering, housekeeping and maintenance. I am a Chartered Surveyor by profession and have a Master's degree in Facilities Management. I have been with Sue Ryder since February 2009. Prior to that I have provided support services to the Ministry of Defence and National Health Service. I am married with two teenage children and live locally. I am a season ticket holder at Leeds Rhinos!

  • Mary Campbell

    Head of Hospice Fundraising

    It’s my job to make sure that we raise enough money to be there for everyone who needs us. I do this by working with my colleagues to support everyone who wants to raise funds for us, give money in memory of their loved ones, or support us through their company. I am originally from Newcastle, but having lived in London and worked for various charities there for 11 years, I am loving being back in the north. I am married with one little boy and another on the way.

  • Lorraine Hunt

    Service Improvement Lead

    I have been the Service Improvement Lead since July 2016. Prior to this, I was the Day Service Leader here at Wheatfields for seven years. My current role involves developing and maintaining an active culture of service user involvement; developing and implementing service improvement plans (including leading on infection prevention and control); and leading on quality work streams, such as falls prevention, pressure ulcers and medicines management. When I'm not at work, I like to spend time with my three granddaughters who keep me on my toes! I also enjoy playing my saxophone and generally listening to music.

  • Lynne Russon

    Consultant in Palliative Medicine

    I am the Medical Consultant and Medical Director leading a team of doctors within the Inpatient Unit. We work closely with the community nurses and also the Leeds Hospital Palliative Care Team. I also work for Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust alongside the Renal Team, and am the regional lead for palliative care in renal failure. I am married with three children and love being outdoors!

What people say about our care

The staff were so kind and compassionate about all of our needs not just Dad's.
Dawn Boddy Father came to Wheatfields

Frequently asked questions

Q. "Do patients have to pay?"

A. "

No, we are a charity delivering free care to all our patients. We rely on the generosity of local supporters to help raise much needed funds to continue providing care to all our patients and their families or carers.


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