Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice


22 Liebenrood Road
RG30 2DX
United Kingdom


0118 955 0400

Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice

Sue Ryder offers a range of services in Berkshire from three sites: Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice in Reading, Sue Ryder Palliative Care Hub Berkshire in Newbury and Sue Ryder Wokingham.

Please contact reception on 0118 955 0400 to find out the latest visiting guidance. You may also find it useful to read our 'Guidance before visiting a Sue Ryder hospice or neurological centre' page.

About Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice

At the Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice in Reading, and through our outpatient clinics in Newbury and Wokingham, we look after people living with life-limiting conditions and offer support for families too. We provide expert care and support across Berkshire. 

Hospice care is what we call the treatment and support we offer to people with life-limiting conditions. We combine specialist medical care for managing pain and other symptoms, with other emotional, practical and spiritual support.

You might stay with us to receive inpatient care for a short time, or a longer stay. We can offer the same care, services and advice to you as a visitor, by using our clinics and day services, if you are comfortable and supported at home and prefer to stay there. We will also visit you in your own home.

Duchess of Kent Hospice in pictures

Depending on the care that you or your loved one needs, Sue Ryder provides a comprehensive range of services in Berkshire based at three sites:

  • Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice in Reading
  • Sue Ryder Palliative Care Hub Berkshire in Newbury
  • Sue Ryder Wokingham

We provide doctors, Sue Ryder Nurses, care assistants, physiotherapists, occupational and complementary therapists, social workers and bereavement support workers. Everyone works seamlessly together to support you and your family through the most difficult times.

Read more about our approach to quality and find our latest Quality Account report

Duchess of Kent inpatient hospice 

Sue Ryder Nurses and doctors offer palliative care to people who are dealing with life-limiting conditions. We can help with pain management, breathlessness and nausea to make you as comfortable as possible. There’s round-the-clock monitoring and expert care to manage your symptoms. We can also help patients who are coming to the end of their lives, with compassionate care and expert practical advice for both them and their families.

Day Services 

If you’re living with a life-changing condition, you can attend outpatient appointments with specialist Sue Ryder Nurses and doctors at our clinics in Reading, Newbury and Wokingham. There’s also the chance to meet and chat with others in similar circumstances to you – to relax with a cup of tea and try some activities at both the Reading and Newbury sites.

Hospice at Home

If you’d prefer to receive care in your home, our community services teams can bring all their expertise directly to you.

Services List

Our services include:

  • Inpatient care
  • Day Services
  • Hospice at Home
  • Family and bereavement support
  • Rehabilitation
  • Complementary therapies
  • Spiritual care
  • Befriending

Find out more about services at Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice.

Frequently asked questions

When you’re terminally ill, you don’t like to talk about sickness all the time to your friends, but with a befriender, you can. You have to have things to look forward to. I can’t tell you how much it’s made a difference, knowing that she’s coming tomorrow. I really enjoy her company, we get on like a house on fire. We never stop talking. It’s wonderful.

A patient who uses our befriending service