In-patient Care

John Eastwood Hospice is a twelve bedded specialist palliative care unit. We provide high quality holistic care centred on the needs and wishes of each individual and their relatives and carers.

The medical team consists of consultants, speciality doctors and junior doctors.  Each day there is a selection of nursing staff on the ward to assist patients.

  • Head of Service- navy blue with grey trim
  • Clinical team leader – navy blue with white trim
  • Charge nurse/sister – Royal blue uniform with white trim
  • Staff nurse – sky blue uniform with white trim
  • Health care support workers – teal blue uniform

Patients are admitted to stay for one of these reasons:

  • Symptom control, of a variety of problems that require admission to the hospice
  • Final phase care when a person is close to dying.

All our rooms are on the ground floor, and some have doors to access our peaceful garden areas. All beds have a nurse call system with bathrooms and toilets, within reach at all times.  There are jacuzzi style baths within the inpatient unit, that can provide a relaxing environment which patients have access to as well as showers. Each bedside has a TV, some with built in DVD/CD player that is free of charge. The hospice also has free Wi-Fi to support the use of mobile phones, tablets and laptops.  Pets are welcome to visit at John Eastwood Hospice. We know how much comfort they bring.

Patients are invited to attend The Living Well Centre to engage in chair-based exercises, activities such as artwork and crafts etc, however most activities can be done at the bedside.

Meals are freshly prepared onsite, and menus are usually set for the day; however, the kitchen can be flexible if patients don’t fancy what is on offer! There are a range of snacks available and hot/cold drinks, and a selection of cakes and sandwiches can be obtained from the tea bar, this is a service provided by the voluntary team, however this is also a self-service area out of hours.

We at John Eastwood Hospice know how important it is to have contact with your loved ones, therefore we aim to operate open visiting throughout the day, usually between the hours of 9am to 9pm but can be flexible dependant on patient circumstances.  We have devices to enable video calling so families can keep in touch.  We offer overnight stay facilities, and we can provide recliner chairs, or pop-up beds at bedside should you wish to stay.  

Referral to the in-patient unit is made by speaking to any healthcare professional.

Everyone who works at the hospice is such a special person! There are no words to describe how important and amazing they are! They become “extended” family to the people they support in the most horrendous of times! My family will love and be thankful to them all forever.

Mick Laverick