Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice

Please contact the reception on 01535 642308 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 our services

At Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice, we help people with life-limiting conditions to live the best lives they possibly can. We support people through the most difficult times of their lives, with expert care and compassion from our doctors, Sue Ryder Nurses and carers.

Inpatient unit

Please contact the reception on 01535 642308 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.

Community services

Sue Ryder Nurses and our therapists care for people out in the community too, bringing a variety of services straight to you at home.

Our nurses are available seven days a week for advice and support. They manage physical symptoms such as pain, nausea and fatigue, all the time working closely with your GP and other health and social care professionals. We make sure your care and support are co-ordinated and comprehensive.

Our physiotherapists, occupational therapists and complementary therapists are also available to treat you at home as well as in the hospice.

Please call us on 01535 642308 to discuss how we can support you.

Complementary therapy

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

Our Complementary Therapy service offers relaxing treatments including reflexology, massage, aromatherapy, acupuncture and Reiki. Everyone can access these treatments, whether you’re a day hospice patient, inpatient, outpatient or carer.

Day services

This work has now transferred to being provided virtually by hospice staff during the Covid-19 pandemic.

If you’re dealing with a life-limiting condition at home, visit our Day Services to help you adapt to the changes and challenges of your illness. Here at the hospice, we provide a relaxed, protective environment where our expert teams work with you to identify and achieve personal goals, and we’ll help you stay at home as long as possible. 

You need to be referred to us by a healthcare and have an assessment before you start coming to Day Services – please call us on 01535 642308 if you would like to discuss the process for this. We agree how often you’ll come - it’s usually for eight weeks but this can be flexible. 

We help manage symptoms and improve your wellbeing. You can access a full range of services, with expert care from Sue Ryder Nurses and our team of healthcare professionals. Consult our expert medical teams here rather than going to hospital, as we can perform procedures like blood transfusions here at the hospice.

There’s also the chance to participate in a variety of activities including arts and crafts, exercise and relaxation, and complementary and rehabilitation therapies. Your carers and family are supported too.

Drop-in services

Unfortunately, our drop-in services are currently suspended due to the latest Government Covid-19 restrictions.

Palliative rehabilitation

Physiotherapy and occupational therapy, provided by our expert therapists are a vital part of the personalised care we offer. Their goal is that you maintain function and independence, which means they’ll work with you on palliative rehabilitation enabling you to live your life to the fullest.

Family and bereavement support

The Family Support Team is a multi-disciplinary team made up of highly qualified professionals providing much needed support for patients, families, friends and carers.

We offer a number of services including:

  • Pre and post bereavement support via telephone or face to face
  • Counselling
  • Young people’s counselling (aged 5-18)
  • Social work
  • Chaplaincy (spiritual care)

Involving those we care for

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 expert care. It shows us how we could further improve our services. To help us achieve this, we are developing user groups made up of patients, families and carers.

Interested in education and training?

Our palliative and end of life care education and training promotes high quality care for patients and their carers. Sessions take place both internally, for staff working at the hospice, and externally for health and social care professionals working both locally and nationally.

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Our Sue Ryder Nurses

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