Inpatient Unit

Our ten-bed Inpatient Unit provides outstanding care for patients with a life-limiting, progressive illness, who are finding it difficult to get their symptoms under control, as well as for people who are entering their last days of life. We treat each person in our care with dignity and respect and our multidisciplinary team works hard to provide the best possible care, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

To refer a patient to our Inpatient Unit, health professionals can use the referral form below:

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What we offer – a guide for patients

We provide individualised care for ten inpatients in a warm, welcoming environment. All patient rooms are single and offer access to the gardens.

On referral to the hospice, you will be assessed by the nursing and medical team who will discuss a treatment and care plan with you and your family. They will involve other members of the multidisciplinary team as required to meet your needs.

Our Facilities

The ten Inpatient Unit bedrooms were refurbished in Spring 2019 to enable the hospice to provide the highest standard of patient care in a calm and comfortable environment. 

The facilities include:

  • En-suite toilets and washing facilities
  • Individual climate control
  • TV, wireless headphones and access to the internet as required

We have a number of other facilities for patients and their families including:

  • A quiet room 
  • Lounge area with kitchenette 
  • Access to food and drink for relatives and visitors
  • Overnight stay room/family room for relatives
All of our rooms open out onto award-winning gardens – maintained by our wonderful volunteers

Our Team

You will be cared for by a team of highly skilled doctors and nurses, working closely with other members of our multidisciplinary team covering physiotherapy, social work, spiritual care and complementary therapies. We have a weekly multidisciplinary team meeting where we discuss each patient to ensure that we are meeting their individual needs. We all treat the information we have about you in strict confidence within this support team. 

How we can help

We can help with all aspects of symptom management, offering physical, psychological, emotional and social support.

The average length of stay in our Inpatient Unit is around 14 days, but this can vary depending on individual needs. We don’t just provide end of life care. Patients can stay with us for periods of specialist care at any point during their palliative illness. During these stays, our palliative care consultants and clinicians can help to bring complex symptoms under control and manage pain, enabling you to return home. Our social worker can help to safely plan your discharge from the hospice to your home in these cases. She will work with you and your family or carer and will involve your GP, district nurses and any other services you may need.

The hospice catering team provide nutritious, freshly made meals to suit you and your appetite during your stay.

Our hospice garden provides a beautiful and restful environment for patients and visiting families.

We can also provide our patients with practical guidance and support on advanced care and financial planning, if required. And, complementary therapies are available to relieve symptoms such as anxiety and fatigue.

Specialist support for both patients and their families is available through our counselling service.

The hospice is unable to provide long-term care or respite care.

Friends and family members are welcome to visit a loved one receiving care on our Inpatient Unit any time, day or night. Head over to our Visitor Information page for more details.

Enquiries about your care should be made through the hospice reception by calling 01226 244 244. Calls will then be transferred to the nurses caring for you. We will only give information to the people you want us to.

Find out more

If you would like more information about inpatient care at Barnsley Hospice, please call 01226 244244 and ask to speak to a member of the nursing team. To refer a patient please use the form below:

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Did you know?

Our services are all free to patients and their families. Barnsley Hospice is a charity and our services are fully-funded by the donations of our generous supporters, plus an annual NHS grant.

We are here to support patients with any progressive, life-limiting condition including cancer, respiratory conditions like COPD; neurological conditions such as motor neurone disease and Parkinson’s disease; and also heart disease, liver or renal failure.

Hospice care is not just for ‘end of life’. We help patients to live as well as they can with their condition, and cope with symptoms, at any stage in their palliative care journey, how ever long that may be.

We have a team of consultants in palliative medicine at the hospice, who provide telephone support to doctors treating patients needing end-of-life care in hospitals, and in their own homes, across South Yorkshire.

The hospice employs a team of dedicated cleaning staff to ensure our caring environment always meets the highest standards of hygiene.

To access our specialist palliative care, you need a referral from your GP, or an other healthcare professional involved in your care. Please talk to them about our referral criteria.

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