The InPatient Unit at the Martlets Hospice is a warm and friendly place, with 18 beds providing end of life care for men and women suffering from cancer and other complex diseases such as neurological conditions and heart conditions.
Josie, is one of our dedicated nurses on the InPatient Unit:
“When patients and families first arrive at the hospice they often feel scared or anxious but we help them to feel comforted and safe. Although we sometimes get very busy, we still create a warm and welcoming environment where patients can get their symptoms well managed, and families can feel at home.
The food is homemade and tasty, and we offer relaxation/visualisation, acupuncture and massage. Support is on-hand from counsellors, social workers and our chaplain for all our patients and their families if they need it. There is also a jacuzzi bath and a beautiful garden, and all rooms open out onto the garden.
We respect people as individuals, not as "patients", and I feel that the Martlets is an accepting and generous place.
I have worked as a nurse at The Martlets for over ten years and it is a lovely place to work, it has such a good atmosphere and high standards of care.”
It’s a common misconception that you will only come to a hospice for end of life care. In fact, about 50% of the Martlets patients come in for treatment and then return home, where they can be cared for by our Hospice at Home team or visit the Day Hospice.
If you'd like information about visiting a patient on the InPatient Unit please call the Reception on 01273 273400.