Inpatient unit

Inpatient Unit

Our Inpatient Unit is set within beautiful gardens at our Myland Hall site in Highwoods, Colchester. The unit can accommodate up to 15 patients in its spacious four-bedded bays and single rooms with ensuite facilities.

People can be admitted to the Inpatient Unit for a number of reasons:

  • They might find it difficult controlling their symptoms.
  • They might be experiencing physical problems, such as pain or nausea, and a stay in the Inpatient Unit may be focused on 'sorting out' symptoms so that with the help of the community team, they are able to return home as soon as possible.
  • They may need emotional or spiritual support.
  • They may have stated that the Inpatient Unit is their preferred place to receive end of life care.

The Inpatient Unit provides specialist care and support for patients, as well as their families, in a relaxed and friendly setting. In the unit, patients and families will have access to our doctors, our rehabilitation team, complementary therapies, our counsellors, our support workers and our chaplaincy team.

We have open access visiting and always welcome friends, families, children and pets, if the patient wishes.

The Inpatient Unit has a fantastic on-site kitchen where all meals are freshly prepared every day and provided to patients for free. There is a small charge for visitors if they wish to have a meal and there is always free tea, coffee, toast and biscuits available.

If relatives wish to stay overnight there is a bedroom available as well as sofa beds in our activities room. We will always do all that we can to accommodate visitors overnight.

Care Coordinators

Care Coordinators are qualified Nurses who coordinate our patients' care during their stay in the Inpatient Unit. They are the point of contact during a person’s stay from when they are admitted. They also support patients and their families or carers when the patient goes home. Their aim is to ensure the process is as smooth as possible.




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Registered in England and Wales No 01511841. Charity No 280919

Registered office: Myland Hall, Barncroft Close, Highwoods, Colchester CO4 9JU

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