Thorpe Hall Hospice
Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice is the only specialist palliative care inpatient unit in Peterborough. We provide care and support for people who are living with life-limiting conditions, as well as supporting their families.
Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice supports people through the most difficult times of their lives. Our doctors, nurses and carers give you the compassionate, expert care you need to live the best life you possibly can.
At Thorpe Hall’s inpatient unit, our team of Sue Ryder Nurses, doctors, therapists and counsellors offer expert care in tranquil surroundings. We are highly skilled at dealing with the physical and emotional effects of life-changing conditions. We form a personalised care plan for you, in line with your wishes and needs.
When you’re living with a long-term condition, we provide practical support and company through our Day Services. We’ll support you to meet your goals through specialist advice and activities. You and your carers can take a break here with us.
Hospice at Home
We also offer a Hospice at Home service if you live locally and would prefer to have the Sue Ryder Nurses and therapists visit you at home for palliative care.
Our expert team includes doctors, nurses, nursing assistants, physiotherapists, occupational and complementary therapists, and bereavement support workers. Everyone at Sue Ryder coordinates together to support you and your loved ones through the most difficult times of your lives. We help you live the best life you can.
Our services include:
- Inpatient care
- Day Services
- Family and bereavement support
- Complementary therapies
- Spiritual car
- Hospice at Home
Frequently asked questions
How can I refer a patient to the hospice?
Patients can be referred by their GP, consultant or other healthcare professional by downloading our referral form, completing this and returning it to the hospice (instructions and contact details are on the form). You can also read more detail about the referral process on our Thorpe Hall services page.
If you think we can help you, a family member or someone close to you, please call us and we’ll be pleased to answer any questions.
How much does it cost to use the services at Thorpe Hall Hospice?
Our expert care for patients and support for families are free to all. As a charity we rely on the generosity of supporters to help raise the funds we need to continue providing our expert care.
What should inpatients bring with them?
When you’re admitted to Thorpe Hall for palliative care, we would recommend that you bring:
- any medicines or tablets you are currently taking – in its original packaging
- any aids or medical equipment used regularly such as walking sticks, mobility frames or hearing aids
- day and night clothing, including shoes and slippers
- personal toiletries and towels
- ear plugs and/or an eye mask for when you wish to rest
- community medical paperwork - this could include district nurse notes, a Preferred Priorities of Care document and Advance Directives
- anything else which will help make you feel at home with us – family photos, books or an iPod with earphones for instance
We recommend that you don’t bring in large amounts of money or jewellery as we can’t be responsible for any loss of personal items.
Please note the use of e-cigarettes is not allowed in the building, and we are unable to provide charging facilities. As an alternative, patients may wish to bring disposable e-cigarettes for use in Thorpe Hall's designated smoking areas.
What is the food like?
Our catering team serves a choice of freshly prepared hot and cold meals three times a day and caters for all dietary requirements. In between meal times the team will prepare light snacks and, if you have a particular meal in mind, please just ask and they will do their best to make it for you.
The fridge in each patient’s room is kept stocked with bottles of water and has room for you to store food from home if you would like.
Visitors are welcome to bring in their own food, and can use our Coffee Shop which is open for light lunches Monday to Friday.
What are the visiting times?
There are no set vising times - patients can choose when they welcome visitors so it may be helpful to call before you set off.
We are open for visiting around the clock and family members may be able to stay with you following a conversation with the nurse in charge.
Is there parking, and is it free?
We have free car parking available at Thorpe Hall.
Can pets and children visit the hospice?
Yes. Children are more than welcome to visit you during your time at Thorpe Hall. We have toy boxes available, family areas for them to spend time in, and they are welcome to play in the gardens too. Our Family Support team can meet with children if you feel it would help them to share their thoughts and feelings about having a loved one stay at the hospice.
Dogs and cats are always very popular visitors to Thorpe Hall and are guaranteed to receive lots of fuss and attention from staff, volunteers and visitors while they are here.
Is there WiFi?
Yes, ask a member of staff for the WiFi name and the password.
How can I raise money for Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice?
If you would like to support us by fundraising, we'd love to talk about the different ways that you can help. You can phone us on 01733 225 999 or email email@example.com
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 Nurses and the work we do, so more people know about us and how we can help.