Our inpatient unit is housed within the new hospice which opened in April 2020 and our patients mainly come from Andover, Stockbridge and the surrounding villages.

People may be admitted for:

  • Care at the end of life
  • Symptom control of difficult symptoms like pain, nausea or vomiting
  • Rehabilitation after some treatments e.g. radiotherapy
  • Psychological support

People are usually admitted to the inpatient unit for an average of 7-10 days, if a patient’s condition is stabilised, then discharge will be arranged in consultation with the patient and others important to them. Appropriate follow up by hospice services or other teams working with the hospice will be arranged by hospice staff.

We can also provide a short stay facility to regulate symptoms and pain control, with patients returning home for many months of improved quality of life – possibly before readmission for terminal care.

The inpatient unit has ten ensuite bedrooms which all have access to a private patio and garden area.  Each room has a ‘Cuddle Bed’ – the ‘gold standard’ in acute care beds and the only hospital bed commissioned to sleep two people.  At the touch of a button, the bed can be extended to accommodate a partner, family member or bariatric patient.  The bed can be lowered to 30cm and has a smart system which can be programmed to allow staff to receive alerts for medical procedures, turning, etc and if a patient is getting out of bed unaided.  We are the only hospice in the UK which has all it’s bedrooms equipped with these beds.   Each room has a multi-position chair for patients and a bed sofa for relatives to stay overnight with their loved one.

There is a Family Room with fully equipped kitchen,  a large bright public area, a Sanctuary for quiet moments and a multi-use mezzanine which can be used for celebrations and family gatherings.

The Hospice also has an important role to play in supporting  carers, who dedicate their lives to the comfort of their terminally-ill loved ones. We offer support for families and friends when patients are in the Hospice and, at the time of bereavement. The use of a family room at the Hospice and overnight accommodation can relieve some of the strain of visiting patients in the final stages of their illness.

 

CoBH Public Area CoBH The Sanctuary Mezzanine

Patients Bedroom
CoBH Gardens
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Countess of Brecknock Hospice Trust -Covid-19 Update

Updated as of 23 July 2021:

Although restrictions have been lifted, the hospice is still maintaining guidelines to protect our patients and staff.

 You will be required to wear a clinical grade mask, socially distance where possible and regularly wash or sanitise hands.

Our Inpatient Unit is operating as normal.  However Visitor Restrictions remain in force.

Restrictions are lifting but we still need to restrict visitors to protect patients and staff. Please speak to senior staff or call 01264 835288 to find out how this affects your family. 

Thank you for your continued support and patience, and for helping to protect our patients and staff.

Michele Gard

Director of the Hospice Charitable Trust