In-Patient Care

Our In-Patient Unit (IPU) offers specialist, compassionate care to our patients 24 hours a day, 365 days a year...

Things may feel a little different as we face the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, but rest assured, we are still here to continue to care for you or loved one. Please don't hesitate to contact us on 01908 663636 if you need support or information.

In our In-Patient Unit we deliver personalised care to suit your individual needs and we take the time to find out what's important to you. Our highly trained, compassionate specialists are here to help relieve your symptoms, keep you as active as you can manage, and keep you comfortable and free from pain.

You will stay in one of our 15 private bedrooms that are light and airy and may even overlook the beautiful Willen Lake.

IPU at Willen Hospice

The atmosphere is calm and relaxing. Our doctors and nurses are known by their first names. They'll  look after you, with back up from our housekeeping and catering team who cook delicious meals on site. We also have a team of dedicated, caring volunteers who help across the whole unit.


There are no set visiting hours. Your friends and loved ones can visit and stay as long as they want to. We can also provide meals for your visitors. Simply ask for a menu and price list at Reception.

Pets are welcome to visit you - dogs are regular visitors and we even had a horse once!

Our Garden Room provides an area for families to relax with a cup of tea, enjoying a view of the lake. It also includes a range of toys and games for children to play with. Our grounds provide the perfect place for children to walk around and explore, with adult supervision. Our garden has a path running through it with several benches and is available for patients and visitors to use throughout the year.

Your stay

The Hospice is set alongside the stunning location of Willen Lake. The view can be enjoyed from our Lakeview Room, where comfy sofas, tea & coffee making facilities and binoculars are available. Here's a 360 degree view of the Hospice.

Each room is well-equipped with state-of-the-art medical equipment to ensure you are comfortable and pain-free. The rooms include a television with built-in DVD player that can receive both television and radio channels. You are welcome to use one of our CD players to listen to music. A selection of newspapers are delivered daily. Free WiFi is available throughout our Hospice.

IPU at Willen Hospice

Referrals to our In-Patient Unit can be made by GPs, Hospital Consultants, members of the Willen at Home team, District Nurses and Social Services from Milton Keynes and surrounding areas. 
Find out how to refer a patient

Family Room

Our In-Patient Unit has one family room where your family and loved ones can stay overnight. To find out the availability of the family room, please call 01908 663636 or email

We are also happy for your loved one to stay in your room, next to your bed. Please do not hesitate to ask about this.

Infection Control

We pride ourselves on delivering high standards of care with particular attention paid to maintaining standards with hygiene care and infection control. If you're visiting the In-Patient Unit, please help us by using the hand wash gel facilities as necessary and following the Covid-19 government guidelines.

Advance Care Planning

Well laid plans can give you and your loved ones peace of mind. You can record your wishes for your future or end of life care in an Advance Care Plan which others can refer to if they need to make decisions on your behalf.

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