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About Us

Hospice Information

Cransley Hospice provides hospice and palliative care services for the population of north Northamptonshire.

The philosophy of the hospice is care focused on the “whole person” and incorporates physical, psychological, emotional, social and spiritual needs of patients when cure is no longer possible.

Cransley Hospice is a 9 bedded adult in-patient unit providing specialist palliative care for people with life-limiting illnesses. Referrals to Cransley Hospice are accepted from a GP, Community Nurse, Hospital Consultant or a Specialist Nurse. Appropriate reasons
for admission to the hospice include potential/existing problems with the following –

• Pain and symptom management
• Aiming to meet the psychological, emotional, social and spiritual needs of patients,
their families and/or significant others
• End of life care/dying

In addition patients can be referred to be seen in the outpatient clinic or at home by a doctor specialising in palliative care, a Palliative Care Nurse Specialist, a physiotherapist, an occupational therapist or a psychologist.

Information for Healthcare Professionals


If you wish to discuss an admission to the hospice please phone 01536 452017 to speak to a doctor or nurse

If you require advice regarding symptom control phone 01536 452019

If you wish to refer a patient to the Palliative Care Nurse Specialists please phone 01536 452004 or fax 01536 452011

If you wish to refer a patient to be seen in outpatients please phone 01536 452002 or fax a request to 01536 452011

The Hospice currently serves the area of north Northants with a population in excess of 250,000. The Hospice is a purpose-built unit, designed to the highest possible standards and provides an ideal environment in which to care for patients. N .H. S. funds underpin the cost of the Hospice. However, the Trust aims to raise £850,000 per year by charitable donations and fund raising activities to sustain the quality of care at a vastly enhanced level and to purchase additional services and benefits for the patients, to make the patients stay as comfortable as possible.

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Cynthia Spencer Hospice provides similar services for south Northamptonshire please click here to view their web site.