Admissions and Discharge
The Hospice is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We are able to support people at any time, day or night with their specific needs.

Symptom Management

For those with life limiting conditions, we offer support to get their symptoms under control then return home or place of care after a few days or weeks of assessment and support.

This approach can really improve the quality of life for the patient and there is no limit to the number of times they can receive temporary care.

We are here for families and carers too, who may need help with finding other social care services that can provide support. We’ll do our best to guide everyone though the decision making and signpost places for further help.

End of Life Care


Our focus is on giving our patients the best care at the end of their lives. To support their families, to provide pain relief and to ensure that everyone is treated with compassion at a most traumatic time.

An average length of stay with us is around 12 days but however long they are with us, we’re here to do whatever we can. We know that grief is long lasting and we can support people who are bereaved with face to face and virtual specialist counselling.

Discharge Planning

Wakefield Hospice provides specialist care to people with life threatening illnesses, some of whom stay with us at the very end of their lives. However many of our patients stay with us for just a few weeks until their symptoms are better managed. They are then supported to be discharged from the hospice, transferring their care to their, or a relative’s home. For some people that is not possible and they need to be in a 24 hour care environment such as a Nursing Home as Wakefield Hospice does not provide long term care.

Whatever your individual circumstances we will do all we can with the resources available to achieve your preferred place of care including a safe, effective and timely discharge involving you and your family as plans progress.

Frequently Asked Questions