Families, Friends & Carers

Our Hospice

It can be very scary having a loved one come into the Hospice. Many people think it is just ‘where you go to die’ but many patients spend time with us at other stages of their illness. We help people with pain management, symptom control and rehabilitation after surgery amongst other things. We are not just here for the end-of-life and with our knowledge and expertise in palliative care, we are often well placed to help people right from diagnosis.

Our Facilities

Dr Kershaw's Hospice has an Inpatient Unit and Wellbeing Centre. The newly opened state-of-the-art Inpatient Unit can house up to 12 patients at any one time with eight single and two twin en-suite private rooms. All patient accommodation has been refurbished and fully complies with current legislation. To find out more about the Inpatient Unit click here.

The Wellbeing Centre provides a range of activities and treatments tailored to a person's individual care needs, and is a great way of meeting others within a supported environment. To find out more about the Wellbeing Centre click here.

Bereavement Support

At Dr Kershaw’s our support for families and friends doesn’t end after the death of a loved one in our care, we have a trained Bereavement Support Nurse who works closely to support them, providing a listening ear when they need it the most.

It can help to talk to someone outside of your existing support network, and that is why we are here to help and support.

Covid-19 Hospice Current Precautions

On entering Dr Kershaw’s Hospice all staff, volunteers, and visitors are required to:  

·         Use the alcohol hand gels provided at reception on arrival and exit, and those located throughout the Hospice.

·         When entering the Inpatient Unit wash their hands thoroughly for 20 seconds using soap and water.

·         The use of fluid resistant face masks (FRFM) is no longer required, however if there is a suspected or confirmed
          case and/or outbreak the guidance will revert back to the use of FRFM to control the risk of further spread and
          protect patients, staff, visitors and volunteers. The Director of Clinical Services will update any changes as