Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice


Church Road
GL53 0QJ
United Kingdom

01242 230 199 / Patient helpline: 0300 303 1395 / GPs and medical professionals call 01242 230199 for our secure NHS email
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Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice

Our hospice is Gloucestershire’s only inpatient unit for specialist palliative care. You can also be cared for in your own home, or receive virtual support from our day hospice and outpatient services in the comfort and safety of your own home. We will help you live the best life you possibly can.

To contact our Patient Line, please call 0300 303 1395. The line is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Please note: GPs and medical professionals should use our secure NHS email address for all confidential correspondence. Please call 01242 230199 for this email address if needed. 

Please contact the reception on 01242 230 199 to find out the most up to date 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 Leckhampton Court Hospice

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. We can offer the same expert care to you by using our Virtual Day Hospice services, if you are comfortable and supported at home and prefer to stay there. We can also visit you in your own home.

Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice 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. 

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

Leckhampton Court Hospice in pictures

Patient with walker in physiotherapy
Kate gets a head massage
Art room at Leckhampton Court Hospice
A patient eating her meal at the hospice

There are a number of ways our expert teams can care for you. 

You might need support from our doctors, Sue Ryder Nurses, care assistants, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, Family Support Team or Hospice Chaplain. They’re very experienced in tailoring the most appropriate care for people who are going through difficult, stressful times.

Through our virtual Day Hospice services we offer tailored activities and therapy sessions, and some virtual social drop ins. We can also offer virtual family support via this service to meet your individual needs.

When being cared for in your own home is the best choice for you, our Hospice at Home service can help.

Whether at home or at the hospice, wherever we see you, Sue Ryder staff provide you with compassionate, expert care.

Our services include:

  • Inpatient care
  • Virtual Day Hospice services
  • Family and bereavement support
  • Rehabilitation
  • Spiritual care
  • Hospice at Home
  • Befriending

Find out more about our services at Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice.

A wonderful place with the most dedicated staff, nothing is too much trouble. I take my hat off to you all for providing the most personalised end of life care with dignity and compassion.

Patient review on our Facebook page

Frequently asked questions

How can I be referred/make a referral?

You can refer yourself, or may be referred by your family or a healthcare professional. Your GP or hospital consultant will be contacted before a referral is accepted. 

If you are discharged, but then find you need additional support, you can be referred back to our care at any time.

Download a referral form

How much does it cost to use the services at Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice?

The expert care that we provide is free of charge to patients and their families. We rely on the generosity of our supporters to raise funds to cover the majority of our running costs.

What should inpatients bring with them?

When you’re admitted to Leckhampton Court Hospice for palliative care we would recommend that you bring:

  • A variety of comfortable, loose-fitting day and night clothes
  • Shoes and slippers – slip-on if possible
  • Personal toiletries and towels
  • Personal electrical equipment such as laptops, tablets, iPods and phones
  • Current medication – in its original packaging if possible
  • Community medical paperwork - this could include district nurse notes, a Planning for Your Future Care document and Advance Directives
  • Ear plugs and/or an eye mask for when you wish to rest
  • Favourite pictures, photos or albums – we encourage you to personalise your space at the hospice
  • Due to the current Coronavirus visiting restrictions we currently have handheld technology available for you to stay in touch with family and friends virtually.  Please speak to a member of our nursing team if you would like access to this.

What is the food like?

Our in-house catering team take pride in offering quality home cooked food to our patients.

Daily menus are thoughtfully created to encourage you to eat well whilst in our care.Our catering team work with you and our clinical staff throughout your stay to prepare dishes to suit preferences and requirements, starting with a one-to-one discussion about food when you’re admitted.

In addition to our daily menus, we always have a selection of soup, sandwiches and snacks available throughout the day outside of mealtimes.

What are the visiting times?

Please contact the reception on 01242 230 199 to find out the most up to date visiting guidance. You may also find it useful to read our 'Guidance before visiting a Sue Ryder hospice or neurological centre' page.

Is there parking, and is it free?

We offer free parking at the hospice.

Disabled parking is available alongside the day hospice building and within the courtyard area of the inpatient unit. There is wheelchair access via a ramp to the right of the front entrance of our main building. 

Can pets and children visit the hospice?

Please contact the reception on 01242 230 199 to find out the most up to date visiting guidance. You may also find it useful to read our 'Guidance before visiting a Sue Ryder hospice or neurological centre' page.

Is there WiFi?

Yes, there is WiFi. Please ask a member of staff for the WiFi name and password.

How can I raise money for Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice?

If you would like to make a donation or support Sue Ryder’swork through a fundraising activity, please call us on 01242 246285 or email

Our brilliant fundraisers keep us going, by providing vital funds which enable us to help as many people as possible, and by spreading the word about Sue Ryder and the work we do, so more people know about us and how we can help.