Woodlands Hospice | Hospice Care for North Liverpool, South Sefton and Kirkby in Knowsely

0151 529 2299
  • Inpatients


Please see our latest update relating to our inpatient unit: https://­www.­wood­land­shos­pice.­org/­covid-19-update

Your care

Our Inpatient Unit is available to patients with life-limiting illness who need a short term admission for symptom control, psychological support, rehabilitation or a procedure for management of pain or other symptoms. On average, patients usually stay in for a short period of ten to fourteen days before being discharged home or to a longer term place of care. Some patients do need to stay for a longer period because they need the ongoing care of the specialist team which cannot be provided elsewhere and discharge is then planned when the person’s care requirements stabilise. We do not provide respite or long term care as this can be provided by care homes in the area.

For more information please contact our IMPaCT at Woodlands Team on, 0300 100 1002 or email impact.woodlands@nhs.net

Inpatient Team

Patients are cared for by experienced doctors, nurses, catering staff, housekeepers and volunteers with input from the other teams such as; Physi­ot­he­rapists, Occupational therapists, Patient and Family Support Team, Complementary Therapists, Discharge Planning and Chaplaincy.


Our Inpatient Unit has fifteen single en-suite rooms for patients with patio doors allowing entry to beautiful gardens. Each room has a flat screen television with free view. In addition to the en-suite showers, there are two large bathrooms with large spa baths.

There is a pleasant lounge area that provides a comfortable setting for patients and their family and friends. Water, tea and coffee are available upon request. Patients and visitors can have hot and cold drinks and snacks in the Café which is open Monday to Friday 9am - 2pm.

We have two family rooms which can be booked by relatives or friends wishing to stay close to the patient. Please ask the nurses on the Inpatient Unit about this.

Visiting hours

Woodlands Hospice operates under open visiting. 

Reception is attended from: 8:30am - 8pm Mon-Fri and 9am - 8pm on weekends.

You are not required to wear a face mask or additional PPE. If however you feel more comfortable wearing a face mask you can continue to do so, there are hand sanitiser points both at reception and on the ward itself. 

Please call our reception on 0151 529 2299 if you have any further queries regarding visiting our Inpatient Unit.


Smoking is not permitted inside the Hospice but patients are allowed to smoke in the garden area. Smoking is not allowed anywhere in the Hospice or its grounds for visitors or staff.


Referrals for admission to the Inpatient Unit can be made by the patient’s GP, District Nurse, Clinical Nurse Specialist or other Health Professional. They may do so by calling the IMPaCT at Woodlands Team on, 0300 100 1002 or email impact.woodlands@nhs.net

For more information please contact Consultant, Dr Kate Marley or Kate Dreyer Clinical Services Manager - IMPaCT Hub and ASPCT on 0151 529 2637

To find out how to access this service please visit our referral page

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