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When someone is ill it’s not just the patient who is affected. Life can be turned upside down for the rest of the family and for friends and carers.

Visiting your family and friends at the Countess of Brecknock Hospice is very flexible. You may need to visit at any time as we don’t have set visiting hours. There are no age restrictions and babies, children and pets are welcome.

Our main reception is open from 9am – 5pm on weekdays. If you are visiting the hospice at these times, please go to reception on arrival.

When reception is closed, please use the intercom at the main reception door. The hospice staff will then open the door for you. Make your way through the door into the main reception area and then turn right, down the stairs through the double doors – please report to the inpatient reception who will be able to help you.

Please be aware that staff may be busy with patients and may not respond straight away. They will answer as soon as they can. We appreciate your patience.

Some important points to consider:

  • Please bear in mind that receiving too many visitors, for too long, may exhaust your loved ones. Remember they may need to rest.
  • Sometimes we may have to limit the number of visitors for clinical reasons.
  • Children must be supervised at all times.
  • Pets may also visit but you should talk to one of the staff about this first.


You will know the name of the nurse who is responsible for your or your relative’s care each day. The senior nurses will be your point of contact for any questions you have or information you want.

Your named nurse will change as staff go on and off duty but you will be informed of this change and the information will be displayed.

There is a “Meet the Team” picture board in the main reception area and a “Your Team Today Are” picture board on the entrance to the inpatient unit.


The hospice has it’s own private car park, please speak to a member of staff in regards to obtaining a key to unlock the parking bollards to gain access to a car park space. Please bear in mind that this will be down to the discretion of the staff, therefore not everyone may be allocated a space.

Family Room

We have a separate family room and lounge area, where you are welcome to relax and help yourself to refreshments. We have an outside garden area where, weather permitting, you can also sit with your family and friends.

WiFi Access

You will need to log into the NHS Wi-Fi to gain access.


  • Accessible toilets are throughout the Hospice.
  • There is a lift to the ward.

If you have any other special access needs, please tell our staff who will be very happy to assist you.

Infection Control

Our patients can easily catch infections. Please help to avoid this by using the hand gel provided at the entrance to the hospice and located on the walls around the hospice.


The hospice and its grounds are a non-smoking environment

If you have any questions about visiting, please speak to the Clinical Matron or any member of the Senior Nursing Team.


Countess of Brecknock Hospice Trust -Covid-19 Statement

Update as of 21 May 2020:

Thank you for your support and patience over this difficult time and for helping to protect our patients and staff.

Michele Gard

Director of the Hospice Charitable Trust