Wheatfields Hospice

Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice supports people through the most difficult times of their lives. Our doctors, nurses and carers give people the compassion and expert care they need to help them live the best life they possibly can.

Day services

Our day service provides access to specialist palliative care services within a relaxed, informal environment, supporting people to remain at home for as long as possible.

We provide a friendly, supportive environment which enables people to engage with others who are going through similar experiences. A relaxed safe space which supports patients as well as their families and carers as they adapt to the changes they are experiencing.

Staff work with individuals to identify personal goals and introduce skills to help manage patients’ symptoms and improve wellbeing.

Family and bereavement support

We provide a support service for any of our patients or their family members who need someone to talk to, helping them deal with situations or feelings that can be hard to cope with alone.

We can see people on a one-on-one basis or with other family members to work through feelings and situations they are currently experiencing or any worries they have about the future, loss or grief.

New Horizons Cafe

The New Horizons Café provides support for those aged 50 or under who have lost a partner and who have children. We understand that grieving is a painful experience and everyone reacts to it in different ways.

This service aims to help and support people to make sense of the changes happening in their lives as well as providing a space to talk openly about the daily struggles and adjustments in becoming a single parent. People attending New Horizons are welcome to bring their children with them if they wish.

Befriending

Our volunteer befrienders provide emotional support to patients and families. They are there to provide company, listen or simply sit beside someone. They can visit a patients who is feeling lonely or give a carer a much-needed short break.

They can also help people to get out and about by accompanying them on a trip to the shops or cinema for example.

Spiritual care

When someone is experiencing fear and anxiety, spiritual support can be a huge comfort. Regardless of faith or belief, our spiritual care team is here for patients, families and carers to bring peace of mind. We can help with any religious needs people have, or if we can't help, we'll connect them with people who can.

Inpatient unit

Sue Ryder Wheatfields is an 18-bed hospice in Headingley, Leeds.

Our highly skilled medical staff provide round-the-clock assessment and specialist care to help relieve the physical effects of patients’ conditions such as pain, breathlessness and nausea, whilst our family support and spiritual care teams are on hand to offer emotional support, not only for our patients, but for their family, friends and carers too.

We pride ourselves in making our hospices feel like a home away from home. If a patient would like a takeaway or even a visit from their pet dog, we will go the extra mile to facilitate their requests. We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Family and friends can visit any time they like and will always receive a warm welcome.

Physiotherapy and occupational therapy

Our team of physiotherapists and occupational therapists are a vital part of the personalised care we provide. Working across all areas of the hospice and out in the community, the therapists provide treatment, advice and techniques to help maintain and improve physical and emotional wellbeing as defined by the patient’s personal goals and priorities.

Complementary therapy

Our complementary therapy service offers relaxing treatments including reflexology, massage, aromatherapy, acupuncture and Reiki. These can be accessed by day hospice patients, inpatients, outpatients and carers.

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

Interested in education and training?

Wheatfields Education Team provides high quality education and training for our own staff and volunteers, and for external colleagues in the wider community.

Sue Ryder Nurse at Leckhampton gazing at other nurse

Our Sue Ryder Nurses

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