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Our care & support

Our professional staff and trained volunteers are committed to improving the quality of life for our patients and their families and carers.

Our care, when you need it the most

St Michael’s Hospice provides light, smiles, laughter, empathy and understanding. Our teams are committed to improving the quality of life for people living with life-limiting illnesses, as well as supporting their families and loved ones during one of the most challenging periods they will face.

How we care

At St Michael’s Hospice, we are dedicated to making everyone under our care feel truly valued and welcome. We treat you as a person, not just as a patient, focusing on your individual needs and wishes. Our compassionate team is here to dispel fear and provide comfort, welcoming you, your friends, and your family with open arms. We believe in creating a warm, supportive environment where you can feel safe, respected, and supported throughout your journey.

A welcoming and safe space for all

At St Michael’s Hospice, we know that some LGBTQ+ individuals might feel uneasy about reaching out for palliative and end-of-life care because of past experiences with discrimination and prejudice. While we pride ourselves on providing inclusive, expert care for everyone, we realise that not everyone knows this. Some LGBTQ+ individuals might worry about how their identity will be received by our staff, and couples might feel uncomfortable showing affection in front of others.

There’s also a common misconception that hospices are religious organisations, which can make some people feel they might not be welcome. At St Michael’s Hospice, we’re working hard to debunk these myths. We want to make sure that everyone feels safe, respected, and cared for here. We’re improving our awareness, communication, and knowledge to support our team in creating a truly welcoming environment for all.

Our Support Services

We have a huge range of services and support available to help our patients and their families. These are just some of the services you can access through us.

24 hour advice line

Our free advice and support line is here to help

Inpatient Unit

There are 16 private Inpatient rooms within the new Hospice building

Day Services

Day services for you and those close to you

Hospice at Home

Care and support in your home, when you need it most

Complementary Therapy

Making life feel better

Families and carers

St Michael’s Hospice provides support to a patient’s family, friends and carers

Bereavement Support

Support following bereavement


We offer mindfulness-based approaches to living well with pain, stress, and illness.

Spiritual Care

Our chaplains and spiritual care volunteers are here to offer support and are available for home visits.

Make a referral

Patients can be referred to the Hospice either by their GP, community nurse specialist, district nurse, hospital doctor or consultant.

The Hospice’s tranquil setting cannot be underestimated. It’s miles away from the frenetic hubbub of everyday life. Here, I have been able to relax and spend my mornings watching the sunrise. It does wonders for the soul