In-Patient Unit

In-Patient Unit

We provide specialist palliative care services to the community of Hastings and Rother, supporting and enabling them to live well with dying, death and loss.

People are admitted to the Hospice for reasons such as:

  • Assessment of complex palliative care needs
  • Symptom control
  • End of life care

Following a discussion with you and your family, we will offer you a programme of care to suit your needs. We are committed to involving you and your family in all decisions about your care.

Alongside care from our specialist healthcare professionals, In-Patients have access to services such as; physiotherapy, occupational therapy, wellbeing, spiritual support, social workers and complementary therapies. Counselling and complementary therapies also available from the Sara Lee Trust (an independent charity based within the Hospice).

Referrals to the In-Patient Unit

Admission is based on assessment of a referral from GPs, healthcare professionals or the Hospice team. The referral form can be downloaded via the referral section of our website. These documents are also available through HARMLESS.

If you are a healthcare professional with an enquiry, referral or patient request, please email our referral inbox at

Important Coronavirus Information (Updated March 2023)


St Michael’s Hospice places great value on the importance of patients, their families, friends and loved ones being in touch with each other and we are committed to enabling the greatest flexibility for contact that our risk assessments determine possible whilst ensuring the safety of patients, visitors and hospice employees.

We currently have open visiting in place.

If you would like to discuss how you can be in contact with someone on our In-Patient Unit, please telephone 01424 445177.

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