In the hospice

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The Inpatient Ward

The inpatient ward at Cynthia Spencer Hospice has 16 beds and is supported by a team of Nurses, Doctors and other Health Care Professionals who are experts in palliative care – caring for someone who is no longer able to have a treatment to cure them.

We specialise in helping you and your loved ones to get on top of difficult symptoms, deal with any physical pain and reduce emotional distress.

The care I received has been wonderful from all the members of staff. They are kind and thoughtful in all things. I feel very humble and very happy to have been treated with such care and respect.

Such needs can occur at various stages of an illness, and a short-stay admission in the hospice can often help, enabling you to go home with an improved quality of life.

Our inpatient unit also offers expert care and support for you at the end of life as well as support for your family and friends.

The team of Doctors, Nurses and other Hospice staff promote dignity and individual choice and strive to improve your care experience.

The care here is brilliant, I would not have wanted my husband to be anywhere else all the staff are so caring and considerate

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Visiting Times

Our QUIET TIME is between 1pm and 3pm when we encourage patients to rest. We only allow visitors in during this time under exceptional circumstances, otherwise we have open visiting. Mornings can be busy and visitors may be asked to wait in communal areas to respect patients’ privacy and dignity.

At Cynthia Spencer Hospice we offer a mixture of single rooms and shared bedroom areas. There is a comfortable lounge for you and your family to spend time together and a garden situated at the rear of the Hospice which provides a calm and peaceful area for patients and families to sit.

The Lymphoedema Service

Lymphoedema Lymphasist

Cynthia Spencer Hospice and Cransley Hospice both provide funding for specialist nurses working in the countywide Lymphoedema Service which is based at Cynthia Spencer Hospice.

Our service is provided in a specially adapted outpatient setting for patients with lymphoedema which is a result of cancer and/or its treatment. The aim of the treatment is to reduce as much as possible the swelling and symptoms of lymphoedema thereby helping patients to live as normal a life as possible.

My mother was treated so kindly by the staff and we (my sister and myself), were given so much help and information regarding her condition, we can't thank you enough!

Lymphoedema is a swelling in the tissues which happens when lymph fluid cannot drain away. The swelling can affect arms, legs, body, or head and may cause heaviness, pain, tightness, loss of function or dry/hardened skin and makes the patient more susceptible to episodes of inflammation and soreness. The Lymphoedema Specialist Nurses have undertaken additional training to help patients to reduce the impact of this condition on their everyday lives.


I think Jim would be really proud that he’s done something that we can all look back on and that other people will be able to use to share their special memories

Jim's story

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