St Elizabeth Hospice is here for people living with progressive and terminal illnesses.
We offer expert care and support to help them, and their families, maximise the potential from the time they have left. Our work is centred around the individual's needs and we provide specialist support wherever it is needed; whether that be in your home, in the community or at our hospice.
Our team of professionals work together to identify the clinical and psychosocial needs of patients and refer them to any of our wide-ranging services that could help.
Services in your home
Our Community Nursing Teams care for patients in their home or close to their homes, depending on need and preference. The teams include:
- Community Health Care Assistants
- Community Clinical Nurse Specialists
- Volunteer home sitters
We provide day care services at the hospice on Foxhall Road in Ipswich. Our day services facility enables patients and their families to receive specific care and support from our multi-disciplinary team. Each patient is assessed when they first attend and they can discuss concerns, ask questions, identify needs and decide what support is needed. Whichever service is chosen, the care will be reviewed regularly to ensure the most effective support is being offered.
Intensive Support - Inpatient Unit
When intensive support is needed patients can be admitted to one of our short-stay Inpatient Units in Ipswich. We have 18 beds available and family members or carers can stay overnight too. There are a number of reasons why a patient may be admitted, and most return home shortly after.
Helping you cope day to day
We can provide a range of support for patients, their families and carers to help them cope day to day.
Information for health professionals
We work with health and social care workers across Suffolk and Norfolk; GPs and nurses often refer a patient to the hospice.
24-Hour advice - OneCall
Our OneCall palliative care adviceline is open to anyone 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The number is free from a BT landline.