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Compassionate care for adults with life limiting illnesses

Adult in-patient services are available to those individuals aged 18 years and over with complex problems associated with a life limiting illness. This can include physical, psychosocial, emotional or spiritual distress.

Our specialist services are delivered by a multi-professional team, including doctors, nurses, counsellors, social workers, spiritual care team, therapists and pharmacists, whose members have recognised training in palliative care and for whom palliative care is their core speciality.

Care and support also extends to relatives and carers.

Nurse stood on adult ward

What we can offer

For some patients’ their needs may be best supported by a short stay in our in-patient unit. A patient’s length of stay is on average 14 days and could be for one of the following reasons:

  • Symptom control and assessment – Patients may have physical symptoms proving difficult to control such as pain, nausea or breathlessness. They may also have spiritual or emotional symptoms requiring intervention and support. Medications are sometimes changed to help with specific symptoms and the effects are closely monitored. 
  • End of life care – Some patients choose not to die at home and the care we provide is supportive and sensitive to the needs of the patient and their loved ones.
Nurses in hospice in-patient room

What to expect

We want to let you know as much as possible about what to expect if you’re coming to stay with us as a patient or you’re a family or friend. We’d like you to feel informed and prepared during what can be a very anxious time.

Nurse on adult in-patient ward

Who are in-patient services for?

Our Adult In-Patient Unit services are for patients with progressive, life threatening, incurable illnesses who have complex needs requiring specialist palliative care and for patients in the last few days of life.

We are unable to provide long-term care and if this need should arise it may be necessary to make more appropriate arrangements.

Nurse in adult in-patient bedroom

Our facilities

We have ten single en-suite rooms available. Each single room is equipped with an electrically adjustable bed hat are used to ensure the comfort of the patient.

Each room has a flat screen Freeview TV with a built in DVD player, radio, Wi-fi and CD player. The rooms are bright and airy and look out onto our beautiful garden. It is possible to move the bed into the garden, so patients can enjoy the outside environment.

The rooms are spacious and are adequate to accommodate visitors, including an overnight stay. We also have an on-site two-bed flat available if this is required.

Adult in-patient unit room
Eden Valley Hospice is rated Good by CQC
Report day: 15 July 2016
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We can't speak highly enough of the staff, they really were absolutely fabulous. They just couldn’t do enough for you.
Margaret Duffell – whose husband Brian was cared for by the hospice
Margaret Duffell at the hospice