22 Liebenrood Road
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 the 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 and 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.
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.
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.
Our services include:
- Inpatient care
- Day Services
- Hospice at Home
- Family and bereavement support
- Complementary therapies
- Spiritual care
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.