Sue Ryder-Duchess of Kent House provides specialist palliative care for people with advanced life-limiting illnesses. Specialist palliative care aims to help people live as well as possible with the effects of their illness by offering symptoms control and care by a team of experts.
People usually stay as inpatients for short admissions of one to two weeks. This enables us to offer round the clock assessment and specialist care to help manage symptoms. Alongside the inpatient facilities patients can also be supported at home through day therapy.
The team of medical, nursing and allied health professionals work together to meet physical, psychological and spiritual needs, to achieve the best possible quality of life for patients whose disease is no longer responsive to curative treatment.