The inpatient units in Ipswich and Ditchingham near Bungay provide specialist palliative care for the relief of pain and other distressing symptoms, at all times aiming to maintain dignity and choice. There are several reasons why patients are admitted to the short stay inpatient units, including end-of-life care. In many cases patients return home. Respite is offered at the Ipswich site.
There are 21 beds on the inpatient units made up of wards and single rooms.
As well as expert medical and nursing care, a variety of activities and therapies are offered which are flexible and sensitive to individual needs such as lymphoedema treatment, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and complementary therapy. Family support services are also available. For more information on these services, please click here.
Inpatients and their family, friends and carers can also access family support services such as art therapy, music therapy and spiritual care. For more information about family support services, please click here.
We accept patients from East Suffolk, North Essex and South East Norfolk and further afield where this is the patient's choice.
The Great Yarmouth and Waveney Inpatient Service
St Elizabeth Hospice provides three Specialist Palliative Care inpatients beds at All Hallows Hospital in Ditchingham bringing the total availability of beds to 21 and providing closer to home access for patients from Great Yarmouth and Waveney and the local community around Bungay.
Referrals for this service are dealt with through our daily referrals meeting and referrals can be faxed to 01473 712652 or submitted via our website at www.stelizabethhospice.org.uk