Staying As An Inpatient

Inpatient Unit

Our aim is to enhance the quality of life for every individual. Your needs, your comfort, support and wellbeing are continually reassessed to ensure that your care is the absolute best it can be.


Key members of the team

Our in-patient team is headed up be Dr Paula Powell, Medical Director and Consultant in Palliative Medicine. She is supported by Willowbrook’s experienced medical and nursing staff, our specialist pharmacy, therapy and clinical support staff.

Willowbrook’s clinical team is headed up by Chris Haywood, Clinical Director and Registered Manager for the Care Quality Commission. Chris is also the Accountable Officer for Controlled Drugs Management. 

Margaret McConaghy is our inpatient Services Manager and also the Lead Nurse for Infection Prevention Control. She provides guidance to all our medical, nursing and non clinical teams. 

Mary Parry, our Palliative Care Social Work is Willowbrook’s Hospice Safeguarding Lead and is able to support all our patients and families. Neil Sutcliffe, Senior Staff Nurse is our lead nurse for Dementia Care.

Referral Procedure

You can be referred to our Inpatient Unit by any of the Health Care professionals caring for you. Please just contact your district nurse or GP if you feel we can be of help.

Admissions Information

Willowbrook Hospice offers facilities for people in need of specialist palliative care. You can be admitted based on your clinical needs.

Discharge information

Over 50% of our in patients are discharged from the inpatient unit back to their preferred place of care. Following discharge you can be referred to our Day Hospice for continuing support, comfort and care. Our hospice staff liaise closely with your GP, Community Nurse Specialists and District Nurses to ensure you and your carers are well supported and assisted at home.

Hospice 3D tour

Willowbrook have created a 3D virtual tour to help patients, families and visitors learn more about the hospice and see what life at Willowbrook is all about.