Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice, based in Leeds, is here for people aged 18 and over dying from conditions like cancer, heart failure and lung disease. We offer a huge range of support to people, from inpatient care and care in people’s own homes with the support of our expert team of community nurse specialists to day services that help people remain independent longer and offer respite to carers. But our care doesn’t stop here. It’s not just the clinical care we provide. It’s the emotional support and practical things we take care of too. Because everything that matters to you matters to us. We know how important it is to look after loved ones as well. We are a charity, and all the care and support we provide to patients, their relatives, carers and friends is completely free of charge.

Read our updated healthcare privacy policy

  • 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
View location on map

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.

  • Caroline McCullough

    Head of Support Services

    I was delighted to join Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice in August 2017 where I am responsible for all non-clinical services. The Support Services team is made up of exceptional individuals and departments committed to delivering a wonderful and safe working environment for all our patients, visitors, employees and volunteers. It is a fast-paced, challenging and rewarding position that allows me to draw from my twenty years of operations management experience within the hospitality and property sectors. I love my job and feel proud to be a part of this amazing organisation.

  • Emma Sherman

    Voluntary Services Coordinator

    It’s my job to recruit and support the amazing team of volunteers we have at the hospice. I joined Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice in July 2017. I have worked with volunteers in local hospices for the past five years, and appreciate the level of dedication and commitment they bring to their roles. I am from Leeds and am married with a young daughter. I enjoy walking and spending time with my family.

  • 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!

  • 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.


More FAQs
Case Studies Profile

Rebecca and Fraser's story

"Staff were there for me whenever I needed them and really took care of us."

Read more
Case Studies Profile

Lesley's story

"Wheatfields made Mum's last days full of care, compassion and smiles."

Read more

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.

Your local Sue Ryder stores

See more stores