Inpatient Unit

Our 10 bedded Inpatient unit (IPU) provides short term care to people aged 17 years and over with a life limiting illness who live within Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale.

Reasons for admission to IPU include:

  • Assessment and symptom control
  • End of life care
  • Rehabilitation
  • Crisis support

Each bedroom is single occupancy with en-suite (toilet & washbasin), Smart TVs, telephone and patio doors opening onto the gardens.

How can I access the inpatient unit?

Referrals are accepted from patients, relatives, carers and healthcare professionals. It is important that the patient consents to the referral before it is completed and we may need to contact relevant healthcare professionals to obtain more clinical information. You may complete the referral form and email the completed form to: [email protected]

For any urgent referral, or if you are unable to complete a referral form, please phone 01282 440101

We do accept referrals through the post but this will add delays to us receiving it and being able to offer services.

What happens next?

When a referral has been received, it will be discussed by the multi-disciplinary team and prioritised according
to individual need and bed availability. Once we are in a position to offer a bed, a member of the IPU team will be in contact to arrange the admission.

Admissions will be either arranged for the same day or planned for the following day. Transport will be arranged if required.

Please note that the Hospice is not a long term place of care (e.g Nursing Home) and discharge planning (except those admitted for end of life care) will be discussed from point of admission onwards