White Curve

Inpatient Care

The inpatient unit provides specialist palliative care to adults diagnosed with any life limiting illness. We 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. Our dedicated team also provide end of life care for those who express a wish to die at the Hospice.

We provide a calm and caring environment for patients and visitors. Our team of staff and volunteers are committed to ensuring everyone is treated with dignity, respect and compassion.

The unit is purpose built and provides single room accommodation and each room is fitted with an en- suite shower room and has a terrace and a view of the gardens. Patients are encouraged to bring items in to personalise their room. Pets are also welcome to visit.

We have a family dining room where patients can eat with their family 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.

For families of patients who are receiving end of life care we have two en-suite family rooms available.

Our dedicated team consists of doctors, nurses and health care assistants. 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. They are available to provide assessment and support during admission.

The team have extensive specialist knowledge and skills in palliative care.

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

If you wish to speak to a member of the team at any time please do     not hesitate to approach a member of staff.

The unit is purpose built and provides single room accommodation and each room is fitted with an en- suite shower room and has a terrace and a view of the gardens. Patients are encouraged to bring items in to personalise their room. Pets are also welcome to visit.

We have a family dining room where patients can eat with their family 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.

For families of patients who are receiving end of life care we have two en-suite family rooms available.

On the day of admission patients are required to arrive before 1pm. It is important to bring any current medication, nightwear, daytime clothes if desired, toiletries, spectacles, contact lenses, hearing aids, mobility aids and any other items that maybe helpful.

We do not advise bringing any valuables or money into the hospice as we cannot accept responsibility for any loss or damage to personal property.

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

We are a short stay facility and discharge planning is often discussed on admission to avoid any delay in being discharged once any symptoms have stabilised.

Referrals to our inpatient unit can be made by a healthcare professional following discussion with the patient and family.

Referrals are triaged each day and admissions are prioritised dependant on clinical need.

Please note that Bury Hospice operates a smoke free policy. Smoking is permitted for patients outside in designated areas. Families and visitors will be asked to refrain from smoking in the grounds of the hospice.

We have an open visiting policy so family and friends can visit freely. Visiting between 11am and 9pm will allow patients to have breakfast and personal care in the morning and allow patients time to settle in the evening.

We aim to provide a relaxed atmosphere and would kindly ask that all visitors are mindful of the patients and families in neighbouring rooms.