St Gemma's Hospice
Who we are
St Gemma’s Hospice is a local, independent charity based in Moortown, Leeds and is one of the leading hospices in the UK.
We provide the best possible care and quality of life for local people living with terminal illnesses. We specialise in pain relief and symptom control to help people live as well as possible for as long as possible. This is known as palliative care.
St Gemma’s offers a wide range of expert services to support patients, their families and friends – not just in the Hospice building but also in people’s own homes, including nursing homes, across the Leeds community.
- Our 32 bed In-Patient Unit provides specialist palliative and end-of-life care to hundreds of local people each year. Patients benefit from round-the-clock care, tailored to their individual needs and wishes.
- St Gemma’s Day Services, based at the Hospice, offer nursing and medical support and a range of daily clinics to people who need our care and expertise, but not as an In-Patient.
- Most of our patients would prefer to stay at home during their illness. So the St Gemma’s Community Nurse Specialists, supported by doctors and the wider Hospice team, work with patients and their families to make this possible.
- Patients’ families and carers are also supported by the St Gemma’s team. This includes bereavement workers who provide support to all, including children and young people.