Leckhampton Court Hospice

Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice supports people through their most difficult times.

We specialise in palliative care and family support. When it’s needed, we’re here to help with end of life care. Our doctors, Sue Ryder Nurses and carers all work together to give you expert care, enabling you to live the best life you can.

Patient Line  

Our telephone line gives you access to a member of the hospice team who can give you advice on symptoms and nursing care. It is available to all patients who are receiving, have received or are in the process of being referred to any of our care services.

To contact our Patient Line, please call 0300 303 1395*. This helpline is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Find out more in our FAQs

*Calls to our Patient Line are charged at the local rate, and all calls will be recorded for quality and monitoring purposes.

Inpatient unit

We offer inpatient facilities at Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice, on the edge of Leckhampton, near Cheltenham.

Our highly skilled medical staff provide  assessment and specialist care for our inpatients. We help relieve the physical effects of conditions such as pain, breathlessness and nausea to make you more comfortable. Our Family Support and Spiritual Care teams are on hand with emotional support for you, your family and friends and your carers.

We want you to feel at home with us. We’re ready to welcome your family and visitors 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Hospice at Home

We also offer you expert care in your own home, if that’s what you’d prefer. Our care can make trips to hospital less likely, or ease your transition to home from hospital.

Day services

On Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, you can access a range of helpful services to help with your condition, to give you support while you’re still living at home. 

At Leckhampton Court Hospice we provide physiotherapy, occupational therapy, consultations with our doctors and Sue Ryder Nurses, family support and creative art sessions.

We also run ‘Living Well’ sessions on Tuesdays between 8:30am and 4:30pm, including complementary therapies for outpatients and carers, assessments for new patients and a drop-in art session.

Physiotherapy and occupational therapy

Physiotherapy and occupational therapy, provided by our expert therapists, are a vital part of the personalised care we offer.

In our Day Services, Living Well clinic and inpatient unit, our team works with you and your carers. We establish what’s important to you, then help you to set goals, and help you to achieve them. 

Practical suggestions might include how to improve mobility using appropriate walking aids and gentle exercise, or providing advice and equipment to make it easier to manage day-to-day activities. We advise you how to remain safe at home. Our Therapies team also provide advice and practical solutions to help manage symptoms such as breathlessness, fatigue and anxiety.

By developing coping strategies to enhance wellbeing and give back control, we help you to live as full a life as possible.

Family support and bereavement services

When you’re coming to terms with a diagnosis, our professional counsellors and trained volunteers are ready with emotional and practical support for you and your carers.

Whether as a family, individually or in a group, we counsel and support you throughout your journey. We’re here from diagnosis onwards, to help you during treatment and through the death of loved ones. 

When the time is right for you, we can discuss ideas like Advance Care Planning, Do Not Attempt Resuscitation orders and Preferred Places of Care so that your wishes are known, planned for and respected.

Complementary therapy

Complementary therapies can help to reduce stress and anxiety, as well as aiding sleep and relieving aches and pains.

Day hospice patients, inpatients, outpatients and carers are all welcome to try our therapies, such as reflexology, massage, aromatherapy, acupuncture and Reiki.

Befriending

Our Befriender volunteers help you get out and about – by providing company on visits, like to the shops, or the cinema. They also provide emotional support. Befrienders can keep you company, listen, or simply sit with you. They’ll give your carer a short break too.

Spiritual care

When you’re feeling fearful or anxious, spiritual support can be a huge comfort regardless of your faith or beliefs. Our Spiritual Care team is here to bring peace of mind to patients, families and carers. We can help with any religious needs you have, and often bring in other people too as needed.

Carers group

When you are caring for someone with a life-limiting condition, it can be helpful and comforting to meet other people in the same situation. Our Carers Group meets on the first Monday of every month between 1:30pm and 3:30pm in the Day Hospice Conservatory at Leckhampton Court. Join us for refreshments, and an opportunity to share experiences. We also explain other practical and emotional help we can give you.

For more information, please email Jean Quinnell at jean.quinnell@sueryder.org or call 01242 246298.

Creative arts

Growing evidence suggests that art and creativity support and enhance the wellbeing of patients and their families.

Leckhampton Court Hospice has an inspiring art space run by an arts professional, and a dedicated team of skilled volunteers, offering a varied selection of creative activities ranging from painting and drawing to printmaking and felt making.

As part of our Living Well clinic on Tuesdays, there’s a weekly creative art drop-in session between 10:00am and 12:00pm.

Service User Improvement Group

Feedback from those we care for is very important to us. It helps us to plan for the future, ensure that we continue to meet our patients’ needs, and maintain our high levels of care. It shows us how we could further improve our services. To help us achieve this, we run a regular Service User Improvement Group made up of patients, families and carers.

We also gather real time feedback from patients during their stay.

Our Service User Improvement Group meets on the third Tuesday of alternate months,​ from 2:00pm until 3:30pm. Please join us. 

Interested in education and training?

Sessions take place both internally, for staff working at the hospice, and externally for health and social care professionals working both locally and nationally.

Sue Ryder Nurse at Leckhampton gazing at other nurse

Our Sue Ryder Nurses

Our nurses are privileged to care for people at the most difficult time of their lives.