Young people transitioning to adult hospice care at Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice

Through our transition programme, we help young people aged 14-18 and their families adjust to adult hospice care at Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice. Here, you'll find information, advice and details of our transition programme, to see how our specialist team will support you if you are thinking of moving into adult care.

A young male hospice resident with two Sue Ryder carers, during a cooking lesson

Support for young people

Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice provides care to young adults from the age of 18 years who live in and around Peterborough living with complex or life-limiting conditions.

To support young people aged 14-18 who are beginning to think about moving from children to adult hospice care services, we offer a dedicated transition programme to help welcome you to our hospice and services.

A warm welcome

Through our transition programme we do all we can to help young people adjust to adult hospice care, by offering a warm welcome, answering any questions you may have and making you feel more comfortable and confident about accessing our services which are new to you.

Our specialist team of doctors, Sue Ryder Nurses, physiotherapists, occupational and complementary therapists and family support team all work together to support young people, and their families, to make sure they can live the best lives they possibly can.

What happens when you are referred to us?

When a young person is referred to our service through the transition service, we work in partnership with the joint Transition Coordinator with East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) to offer a range of support and services, including:

  • open days
  • tours
  • Young Person Transition Coordinator support
  • strong links with EACH to support transition of care.

Want to see and hear more about what this looks like? Check out our video below, which will tell you more.

Making a referral to Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice

Young people can be referred to Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice by their lead healthcare professional. Healthcare professionals can access our referral form through our Thorpe Hall referrals page.

EACH Hospice Transition in Cambridge and Peterborough