Inpatient care

Our state-of-the-art Inpatient Unit meets the varied and changing needs of up to 30 patients with advanced illness, with a focus on quality of life for each individual and support for family and friends.

A home from home

Coming into a hospice can be daunting but with jacuzzi baths, beautiful grounds and guest rooms on the ward for visiting family and friends, we do all we can to make you feel as comfortable as possible. We want this place to feel like your home from home.

Our facilities

Inpatient care might be right for you

Inpatient care is often most associated with the advanced stage of illness, but around 40% of inpatients return home once we’ve helped get their symptoms under control. Sometimes people come in so we can help manage pain or control nausea, and a short-term stay often gives much-needed support to a patient’s family and carers.

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Handy info

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Our reception desk is manned 8.30am-8.30pm, Mon-Fri. Please let reception know who you are when you visit.

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What to bring

Patients are asked to bring nightwear, slippers and toiletries with them. If you need any other clothing while you’re here, we’ll ask your friends or relatives. Please also bring all the medication you are currently taking. St Columba’s Hospice Care cannot be held responsible or liable for items of value which may be kept in the patient’s possession.

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Meal times

Breakfast: 8am
Lunch: 12 noon
Afternoon tea: 2.45pm
Supper: 5pm

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Free on-street parking is available, we just ask that you be respectful of local residents when you park. There is only Blue Badge Holders accessible parking available within our hospice grounds.

Explore our supportive care services

Our wide range of supportive services are available to inpatients, outpatients and the wider community. From physiotherapy and counselling to family support and practical help at home, we have a service that is right for everyone.

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“The level of support I received had definitely given me a new outlook on what’s important…”


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