Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice is in Headingley, Leeds and provides expert palliative care and support for people who are living with a life-limiting condition, as well as supporting their families.
Our inpatient hospice provides round-the-clock assessment and specialist care to help manage patients' symptoms.
In addition to our inpatient unit, our day service helps people living with long term conditions to avoid unnecessary trips to hospital, as well as offering social opportunities alongside others experiencing similar circumstances. We also offer community services for people who prefer to receive palliative care at home.
Our expert team includes doctors, nurses, care assistants, physiotherapists, occupational and complementary therapists, social workers and bereavement support workers. They all work seamlessly together to support people through the most difficult times of their lives.
Whether somebody is dealing with a terminal illness or the loss of a loved one, we’re there when it matters. Sue Ryder staff and volunteers provide people with the compassion and expert care they need, to help them live the best life they can.
Our services include
- Inpatient care
- Day services
- Community services
- Family and bereavement support
- Complementary therapies
- Spiritual care
I feel that my son, Neil, received the best care possible at Wheatfields; he was in safe hands. Friends and family could visit him at any time day or night and I have no words to describe how well they cared for Neil as well as me.
Frequently asked questions
How can I be referred?
Referrals can come from many sources such as health professionals, the patients themselves or their families. The patient’s GP or hospital consultant will be contacted before a referral is accepted. If additional support is needed, patients can be referred back into our care at any stage after they have been discharged.
If you would like to be referred, or refer someone else to our care, please download and send back a completed referral form.
Can only patients from Leeds be referred to Wheatfields Hospice?
The majority of our patients are from Leeds and surrounding areas, but occasionally we receive referrals from patients outside Leeds.
How much does it cost to stay at Wheatfields as an inpatient?
The services that we provide are free of charge. We rely on the generosity of our supporters to raise funds to cover the majority of our running costs.
Does the hospice just treat people with cancer?
No, we offer our services to people with life-limiting conditions including cancer and non-cancer diagnosis, such as advanced kidney problems or heart failure.
Are children able to visit?
Yes, they are very welcome to visit but must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times.
Can pets visit?
Yes, well-behaved pets are very welcome to visit. Please ask a member of the nursing team if you would like to arrange this.
What should inpatients bring with them?
On admission to our inpatient unit we suggest that you bring the following:
- 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 and ipods
- Current medication - in its original packaging if possible
- Community medical paperwork - this could include district nurse notes, a preferred priorities of 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
Do I need to bring my own food?
We have an in-house catering team that prepare and cook three meals a day. We have an extensive menu with the aim of encouraging you to eat well. We will always do our best to cater to your individual taste. Visitors can also pre-order food from the menu and pay at reception.