Inpatient Care

The Inpatient unit provides specialist palliative care to adults diagnosed with any life limiting illness.

The Inpatient Unit is a specialist unit, where we provide a calm and caring environment for our patients and their visitors

Our Unit has been purpose built and offers single rooms. Each room has an en-suite shower room and a terrace with its own view of our gardens.

We also have a family dining room where patients can eat with their families and we serve nutritious food prepared in our on-site kitchen. There is also a sanctuary room where patients and families can sit peacefully or talk to staff privately.

The Team

Our dedicated team consists of doctors, nurses and health care assistants, who all have extensive specialist knowledge and skills in palliative care. The care team is also supported by a team of volunteers and a ward administrator.

We work as part of a Multi-Disciplinary Team alongside other health professionals such as the Physiotherapist, Occupational therapist and Psychological support teams, who are available to provide assessment and support during admission.

We are proud to welcome nursing and healthcare students to our team too to support their learning and development.

On Arrival

On arrival the team support patients and families through individual assessment and the delivery of specialist nursing and medical care.

Care is provided to those who require our support in the management of any complex symptom.

During admission we will actively involve each patient and family in care planning and throughout our assessments.

Duration of stay

The length of a patient's stay will depend on their symptoms and individual needs. Discharge planning is often discussed on admission to avoid any delay in being discharged once any symptoms have stabilised.

We are a short stay facility, but this does not mean our patients care stops there. We have an outreach team who continues to work with our patients and their families to support them at home.

We also have a Hospital Liaison Nurse who works across the community to support patients, families, professionals, and acts as a link between the Hospice and other healthcare settings across Bury.

More than just Palliative Care

Not all patients who come to stay in our IPU unit are here for end of life palliative care. Some of our patients are referred to us for a short period of care, or following a treatment or sometimes for control of symptoms such as pain, nausea or vomiting.

At the Hospice we also offer a range of additional support for our patients and their families, including complementary therapy and community support.

For more information on these services visit our Community Pages:


Referrals to our Inpatient unit can be made by a healthcare professional following discussion with the patient and family. To find out more, download our referral form:


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