Inpatient Unit

We provide 24-hour specialist palliative care to patients on our Inpatient Unit 365 days a year.

Our team always go that extra mile to ensure patients are as comfortable as possible.

Patients are admitted to the Inpatient Unit for symptom control, respite or end of life care, and are referred to us by a health professional. This may be a hospital doctor or nurse, or a member of a community team such as a district nurse, GP or Macmillan Nurse.


Our facilities

Inpatient Unit

Accommodation within the Inpatient Unit comprises six single ensuite rooms along with two two-bedded rooms, which also have ensuite facilities. Privacy and dignity in the two-bedded rooms are maintained by a permanent partition wall and curtains when required.

All rooms have electric profiling beds and pressure relieving mattresses. There is a nurse call system in place in each room and all beds have access to a television and radio/CD player.

There is a family kitchen for visitors to make drinks.

All our services are on one level so that patients can enjoy step free access to all areas of the Hospice and also the gardens when the weather permits.

Butterfly Wing

Our  six-bed Butterfly Wing was opened in 2022 and supports patients with nurse and therapy-led care from our Advanced Clinical Practitioners (ACPs), after being discharged from hospital, or from a community setting.

Our ACP/nurse-led care allows to us to offer quality end of life care to a new cohort of patients from an acute setting, or at home. The ACPs are fully autonomous in admitting the patient, making their care plan with them and prescribing their drugs, without the need of the medical team.

Two of the new six rooms are larger and can accommodate mobility aids and scooters and we will use these two particular rooms for patients who require support with palliative rehabilitation and re enablement.

Visiting our Inpatient Unit

  • Our visiting hours are 2pm - 8pm daily
  • For patients nearing their end of life, open visiting can be offered at the discretion of the nurse in charge.
  • Anyone showing any symptoms of illness should contact our nurse in charge to discuss whether it is appropriate to visit, or if precautions need to be taken. We will try our best to accomodate where needed. 
Nurse call bells must be used in the room if assistance is required from staff. 

Visiting pets will be at the discretion of the nurse in charge.

If you would like to discuss this further, please contact the senior nurse on duty.
Thank you for your support.

Our Holistic Care

Our objective is to enhance the quality of life for every individual, enabling each person to be supported throughout all stages of their illness. A patient’s needs are continually assessed by the Hospice Team to ensure the best individual holistic care is provided.

We work closely with our Wellbeing Centre to provide access to physiotherapy, occupational therapy, complementary therapy, lymphoedema and breathlessness services and psychology.

Good palliative care involves the patient’s family and other carers, and they can be closely involved in the delivery of care within the Hospice. We are happy to support this and offer assistance as necessary. We also provide support for carers, family members and close friends, both during a person's illness and during bereavement.

Pastoral Care

Spiritual care plays an important role in our holistic approach to palliative care at Lindsey Lodge.
We care for a diverse and multi-cultural community and recognise the need to ensure we aim to support the spiritual needs of our patients, families, carers, staff and volunteers.

We understand that spiritual care means different things to different people and believe we all need to have a sense of peace and security when faced with the emotional difficulties of serious illness, loss, bereavement and death.

For some people spirituality might involve religion, but it's not the same as religious beliefs. Spiritual issues can affect everyone – people do not need to be religious to have spiritual needs.

Our Pastoral Team here at Lindsey Lodge is led by Spiritual Care Lead Rev. Paul Braisdell, and includes our Hospice Chaplains: Rev. Julia Clarke; Rev. Ken Hague; Rev. Joy Osbourne; Rev. Alice Nunn, Rev Pat Cooke and Captain Sean Andrews. They are joined by Family Support Counsellor Carolyn Connor and Social Worker Jackie Kelly. The Team also acts as a link to faith and belief group leaders in the community and can arrange for them to visit Lindsey Lodge.

Lindsey Lodge Spiritual Care Lead Paul Braisdell said: “Our support is available to anyone, regardless of their faith, culture or background.

“Spiritual care can often become more of a focus at times of emotional stress, physical (and mental) illness, loss, bereavement and death.

“Coming under the care of the hospice can raise all sorts of worries and concerns, and these may be as distressing as the physical symptoms of illness. Such concerns are often expressed as questions about the illness, hopes and fears, the meaning and purpose of life, and what the future holds for family and loved ones.

“Our role is to ‘be there’, to listen compassionately and provide person-centred, spiritual, religious, cultural and emotional support to all patients, families, staff and volunteers, by helping them to express and explore their thoughts and feelings about the past, present and future as they arise, in order to make sense of things.”

Lindsey Lodge also offers people the use of our Reflection Room, which is based in our Wellbeing Centre. It offers a safe, quiet multi-faith space for contemplation, reflection and prayer.



Our Catering Team provides a quality service for inpatients, Wellbeing patients, visitors, volunteers and staff.

The menus offer a variety of well-cooked and appetising foods. A member of the catering staff speaks with the patient daily about meal choices and will endeavour to meet any dietary needs and specific likes and dislikes.
Our catering department has consistently been awarded a 5 star food hygiene certificate.

Mealtimes for patients

Breakfast: 7.30 am onwards
Lunch: 12pm to 1pm
Tea: 5pm to 6pm
Supper is available upon request