Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice is in Headingley, Leeds. We provide expert palliative care. We support you when you’re living with a life-limiting condition, and also help your loved ones and family.
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 be admitted to receive inpatient care for a short time while your symptoms are assessed and managed.
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Our inpatient hospice offers expert care and twenty-four monitoring, to make you as comfortable as possible. Sue Ryder Nurses, as part of our specialist team, help with managing pain and alleviating symptoms. We’re here for practical and emotional support too.
Our expert team includes doctors, Sue Ryder Nurses, nursing assistants, physiotherapists, occupational and complementary therapists and our Family Support Team. We make a personalised care plan for you, combining your wishes with our experts’ advice to meet your needs.
Day Therapy Services
In addition to our inpatient unit, our Day Therapy Services help people living with long term conditions to avoid unnecessary trips to hospital. We provide opportunities for you to meet others who are experiencing similar circumstances to you. We also offer community services for people who prefer to receive palliative care at home.
We can offer the same care to you as a visitor, by using our Day Therapy Services, if you are comfortable and supported at home and prefer to stay there. We will also visit you in your own home.
Whether you’re coping with a terminal illness or facing the loss of someone close, we’re here to help you through it. At Wheatfields, we will help you to live the best life you can.
Our services include:
- Inpatient care
- Day Therapy 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/make a referral?
Referrals can be made by a health professional, such as your GP or a hospital consultant. If you are discharged but then find you need additional support, you can be re-referred back into our care at any time.
How much does it cost to use the services at Wheatfields Hospice?
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.
What should inpatients bring with them?
When you’re admitted to Wheatfields 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. If you have Advance Directives or RESPECT forms, please bring these with you
- 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
What is the food like?
We have an in-house catering team who 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. Our staff will also prepare light meals and snacks outside of regular meal times.
Visitors can pre-order food from the menu and pay at Reception.
What are the visiting times?
There are no restrictions on visiting times for our inpatient unit and family members can stay overnight with you. This would need to be discussed with the nursing staff in charge first.
Is there parking, and is it free?
Yes, there is free parking at Wheatfields Hospice.
Can pets and children visit the hospice?
Children and grandchildren are very welcome to visit but must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times.
Yes, well-behaved pets are very welcome to visit. Please ask a member of the nursing team if you would like to arrange this.
Is there WiFi?
Yes, there is WiFi. Ask a member of staff for the WiFi name and password.
How can I raise money for Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice?
We rely on the tireless efforts of our generous fundraisers, so we can keep delivering expert care to our patients and their families. If you’d like to help, our fundraising team would love to hear from you. Telephone 0113 203 3302 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org