St Elizabeth Hospice improves life for people living with a progressive illness. Our work is centred around an individual's needs.

We provide specialist support wherever it is needed, in your home, in the community or at our Hospices.

We have a team of professionals who work together to identify the clinical and psychosocial needs of patients and refer them to any of our wide-ranging services
that could help.
Patient Arthur Ryder said: "The doctors have helped manage my pain, the nurses are brilliant. I enjoy getting a bath when I am here; sometimes I get my hair cut in the Hospice salon. “I have found the complementary therapy really relaxing and my wife has benefited from it too. The Hospice has made a tremendous difference to my
quality of life.”

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:

  • Hospice at Home
  • Community Health Care Assistants
  • Community Clinical Nurse Specialists

Day Units

We provide day care services at four locations. Our Day Units enable 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 Unit in Ipswich. We have 18 beds and family member or carers can stay overnight. There are a number of reasons why a patient may be admitted, and most return home.

Helping you cope day to day

We can provide a range of support for patients and 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.