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Families, Friends & Carers

It can be very scary having a loved one come into the Hospice. Many people think it is just "where you go to die" but many patients spend time with us at other stages of their illness and often leave here in a much better state than when they arrived. We help people with pain management, symptom control and rehabilitation after surgery amongst other things. We are not just here for the end of life and with our knowledge and expertise in palliative care, we are often well placed to help people right from diagnosis.

Hospice Facilities

Dr Kershaw's Hospice has an Inpatient Unit and Sunfields Day Hospice. We have two wards in the Inpatient Unit with 12 beds in total and patients can stay for up to two weeks, although this can be flexible in certain circumstances. Sunfields Day Hospice provides facilities for a maximum of 15 patients each day, Monday to Thursday.

All patient accommodation has been refurbished and fully complies with current legislation. The Hospice is inspected annually by the Healthcare Commission and the report is available here.

We have a relatives overnight suite which can be used (on a first come, first served basis) by close relatives. This can provide peace of mind for loved ones who want or need to stay close by. Please note that the Hospice is unable to accommodate more than one (possibly two) people per patient.

Bereavement Support

Bereavement Services Suspended

We are deeply sorry to inform families that we have had to suspend our upcoming bereavement services on the first Thursday and Friday of each month starting in March 2017. This is due to vacancies which have arisen within the team. Once we have a full team we will reinstate these sessions again.

If you require these services, Oldham Bereavement Support provide sessions. Please contact them on 0161 627 8207. They are open Monday to Friday 9am-2pm.

Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.