Great Yarmouth and Waveney

Since 1 April 2019, we've been caring for patients in the Great Yarmouth and Waveney area with specialist palliative care needs.

St Elizabeth Hospice has taken over responsibility for this service and is working in partnership with East Coast Community Healthcare. Our ambition is that in time, the people in the Great Yarmouth and Waveney area will not just have access to the level and range of services available in Ipswich and east Suffolk, but that real choice will be available to all.

The services we provide in this area are:
  • Specialist consultant support to six palliative care beds at Beccles Hospital
  • In reach support into James Paget Hospital
  • Access to our 24 hour specialist palliative care advice line, OneCall, for patients, relatives and healthcare professionals – 0800 567 0111
  • A community nursing specialist service during working hours
  • Day care services and outpatients at Beccles Hospital for one day a week, including counselling and therapies
To contact the service, to make or change an appointment, you will also need to call the OneCall number.
One Call - One Number | 24hr Advice
0800 567 0111 calls are free from a BT landline.
Day services

We now offer a day service at Beccles Hospital for specialist palliative care patients.

If you're a patient and you would like to find out more about this service, you can speak to any member of the St Elizabeth Hospice team (community nurses, doctors, counsellor) or call our Advice Line on 0800 56 70 111.

Read our Patient FAQs for quick answers to your most common questions.

For information on who is an appropriate referral and what a patient should expect from the day hospice, read our FAQ's for professionals.

The hospice specialist palliative care consultants are:

Dr Kelvin Bengtson - Consultant in Palliative Medicine

Dr Alison Blaken – Consultant in Palliative Medicine

Dr Cecily Wright - Consultant in Palliative Medicine

Jeramy Philpott – Nurse Consultant in Palliative Care

This team will work with your usual GP, the James Paget University Hospital, Beccles Hospital and community teams to provide your care.


Referrals are accepted for patients over 18 years of age with a life-limiting or progressive illness. Patients may have unresolved or complex symptoms that cannot be met by their usual health care professional team. This may include support for family members.

If you are a healthcare professional, or an individual wanting to refer to these services, please fill in the online referral form.


Beccles Hospital, St Mary's Road

NR34 9NQ

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