Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice is situated in the village of Moggerhanger in Bedfordshire. Set in its own grounds and surrounded by farmland, it’s a haven of tranquillity while being accessible from nearby Sandy and Bedford. We care for people who are approaching the end of their lives with progressive illnesses. We have a 15 bed inpatient unit which is open round the clock. Our philosophy is to work holistically across all disciplines, with each patient receiving individualised programmes of care. We do not just care for our patients; we also look after and support their families and carers, offering bereavement help and spiritual care.
  • Our hospice

    We have a 15 bed inpatient unit which is open round the clock  

  • Our care

    Our philosophy is to work holistically across all disciplines, with each patient receiving individualised programmes of care  

  • The little things

    We know it's important for our patients to have everyone they love be able to come and see them  

  • Our grounds

    Set in our own grounds and surrounded by farmland, St John's is a haven of tranquillity  

  • 24/7 phones

    Through our reception team and out of hours staff we take calls 24/7  

  • Our environment

    St John's provides a clean, friendly and relaxed environment  

We'd love to hear from you

St John's Hospice, Moggerhanger Bedford Bedfordshire MK44 3RJ
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Call us on:

01767 642 410

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Our care services

St John's Hospice provides care for people living in Bedfordshire, bordering parts of Cambridgeshire, and parts of what was once Huntingdonshire. We're also the base for the Bedfordshire Partnership for Excellence in Palliative Services which co-ordinates care services for palliative care patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We have exciting and innovative plans to expand our services into the community in the coming months.

Our current services include

Meet the team

  • Mike Coward

    Hospice Director

    It’s my job to make sure that St John’s Hospice provides incredible care for our patients and offers support for their carers and families. I am privileged to lead a great team of staff and volunteers, who all play an important part in a variety of ways, ensuring that our services are the best they can be. Being local means that we know the community we serve and being part of a larger organisation gives us the support and economy of scale that helps us to be efficient. Hospice care is a philosophy, not just a building. It is all about people, and caring for people as they approach the end of their lives. This is what drives us all.

  • Jane Maxfield

    Family Support

    I have worked at St John's Hospice since 2004 as family support and bereavement co-ordinator and also as a registered nurse. I provide information and support to patients, carers and family members including children . I explore issues raised by illness; helping people to express and discuss their thoughts and feelings. My nursing background also helps me to work with the nursing team and provide a holistic approach to patients and families. We also have a team of dedicated bereavement volunteers to provide a bereavement support service to those who need it.

  • Donna Allison

    Voluntary Services Co-ordinator

    Currently I am responsible for 276 volunteers, but this number is changing daily. Some of our volunteers have been with us for over 20 years. Volunteers are valuable members of our team and I always try to make sure that we can find a suitable position for them where they can use their skills and make an important contribution to patient care at our hospice. Volunteers can get involved in all sorts of areas: gardening, fundraising, chaplaincy, hairdressing, working at the nearly-new shop, providing refreshments and many more.

How to be referred

We treat adults aged 18 and over, living in North and mid Bedfordshire, or the Huntingdon and St Neots area of Cambridgeshire. Referrals for both inpatient or outpatient care are made by health care professionals involved in the patient’s care.

This type of referral gives us a comprehensive picture of the medical background of each patient, and what treatments have been tried prior to admission.

Patients, families and carers

What our patients say

My sister and her dog come to see me nearly every day
Mary Patient at St John's

Frequently asked questions

Q. "Does the hospice have Wi-fi?"

A. "Yes, and this is free to all visitors and patients. Just ask one of the staff when you arrive and they will give you the password."

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Case Studies Profile

Darrell's story

"As soon as the first nurse arrived she made everything okay." Debbie, Darrell's wife

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Case Studies Profile

Quotes from our staff

"People often ask me if it's sad all the time, but actually as a team we laugh a lot, and the patients' do too!"

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What’s happening in the hospice

Volunteer with us

You can support us by volunteering in a healthcare role, as a fundraiser or by working in one of our shops. Below are a few recently added local volunteering roles, but you can also check all our volunteering roles.