In the hospice

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The Inpatient Ward

The inpatient ward at Cransley Hospice has 9 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.

Moment by moment support, and fantastic care of my husband.

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.

Everyone is helpful and caring. Lovely to come in and see my brother so comfortable at this difficult time.

At Cransley 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.

For practical advice and information about being admitted to Cransley Hospice please follow link.

Please follow the link for more information about how we care for you in Cransley Hospice.

The Lymphoedema Service

Cransley Hospice Trust and Cynthia Hospice Trust 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, dry/hardened skin and make 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 am delighted with the treatment and the care and advice given by the staff, I always feel that every patient is incredibly important to them.