In-patient wards

Many people who stay on these wards will return home after a brief period of medical and nursing help. In some cases, they have a crisis at home and need time away from it all. Other people on these wards are very ill and have chosen to spend the last few weeks of their life at the St Joseph's Hospice.

We help our in-patients through providing the highest quality palliative care, for example, through:

  • symptom control – helping patients manage the symptoms of their illness such as sickness, breathlessness, weight loss or anxiety
  • pain control – through administering pain medications
  • rehabilitation – helping patients overcome their limitations in order to move, communicate and live more freely
  • end of life care – caring for patients who are at the end of their life.

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Information for Your Stay

You may be anxious about coming to a hospice. While you are with us, we'll do everything we can to make your stay as comfortable as possible. This booklet will give you an idea of how to get here, what to bring with you, and what to expect when you arrive.

Finding Space Community and Events Centre

Finding Space is St Joseph’s Hospice community and events centre. We provide a wide range of activities and events for all ages with over 30 groups regularly meeting in the space, concerts, information days, social gatherings, complementary therapies as well as health and well-being clinics.

Comments, Compliments and Complaints

St Joseph’s Hospice aims to provide the highest standard of care to patients, families and carers affected by life-limiting and life threatening illness. We hope you will be pleased with all aspects of our care and services. We are always interested to hear your views and comments.

We would like to hear from you