At South Bucks Hospice, you will find a small, friendly and enthusiastic team who will happily signpost you to areas of interest that will suit you and your condition to help you live with a better quality and focus.

We offer group support which will be presented in a relaxed, though supportive environment run by a team of palliative nurses.

The groups we run are:

Advance Care Planning Group – this runs for 6 weeks and is held in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere, whilst enabling you to ‘take control’ of your affairs in a confidential space. This clinically led group is held throughout the year and is specifically tailored to go at your pace.

Uplifted Support Group - a Breast care support group called ‘Uplifted’ which runs for 5 months and again is held in a relaxed, though safe environment and is clinically led.

Prostate Support Group - for men who have had a diagnosis of prostate cancer. The group which is held every two weeks, is unique and offers support to the men who may find it difficult to express their issues and are given the space to talk through a plethora of subjects, including those that link specifically to their condition. This is a clinically led group.

Cancer Support Group for Women / Cancer Support Group for Men – This is soon to start at South Bucks Hospice. These two groups both will offer support and constructive advice for those patients living with a cancer. Each group will run for 8 sessions, over a 4 month period, offering these sessions on alternate weeks.

Men’s Support Group – This group runs on alternate weeks and is a social group for any men that might find comfort to mix with others. It is not a clinically driven service.

Ladies Support Group - This group runs every month and is a social group for any women that might find comfort to mix with others. It is not a clinically driven service.

Palliative Nursing Care

What to Expect

At South Bucks Hospice all of our staff and volunteers are committed to supporting you, your family and carers.

Our day hospice is an active and joyous place where we care for patients on an out-patient basis. The care you will receive is tailored to your own needs and we also provide a range of activities and therapies which you can enjoy.

For more information about our palliative care services please:
Call our nurses on 01494 552755 or email them at

Palliative Nursing Care

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I be referred?

You can be referred by a healthcare professional to our palliative care services.

To information about a referral please: Call our nurses on 01494 552755 or email them at

What is palliative care?

Palliative care is care given to improve the quality of life of patients who have serious or life-limiting conditions.

Why might a day hospice be suitable for me?

Our emphasis is on helping you to continue to live as independently as possible. We provide specialist palliative care services for adults and young people from the age of 18-onwards who live with life-limiting conditions, and provide support to their families and carers. We offer a range of activities, therapies and the opportunity to spend time with others, all under the supervision of our palliative nursing staff. This care is offered by a multidisciplinary team, in partnership with other community and hospital services.

How much does it cost?

All our services are provided free of charge to our patients. However, South Bucks Hospice relies on donations and funds raised to provide our services, as we receive less than 4% of our running costs from statutory funding.

Can I come and visit just to see if I like it?

Yes of course, just give us a call to arrange a date and time. 

Please call our nurses us on 01494 552755

Where are you located?

Butterfly House, Kingswood Park, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP13 6GR

Do you provide patient transport?

Yes. Our volunteer drivers, who operate throughout the catchment area, provide transport to and from the hospice, subject to availability. We may require some wheelchair users to contact Dial a Ride or other specialist transport companies that take wheelchair users. Please discuss this with our nurses.

Do I have to come all day?

No, the hospice operates on an outpatient basis so you should only need to come when attending an appointment or group activity.

Is it like a hospital?

No. We are much more informal than a traditional hospice or hospital. While we do provide palliative nursing care, you will find that South Bucks Hospice is a very homely and warm place to spend time.

Do you have beds?

South Bucks Hospice is a day hospice so we have plenty of comfortable seating, but no beds.

Can I bring a family member or carer with me?

Yes. Just notify our nurses and we will sign them in on arrival.

Is there anything that I need to bring?

Please bring along:

  • All medications you should be taking during the time you are with us. If you need help with this, please just let one of our nurses know.
  • Your own walking aids. We can provide wheelchairs and frames for occasional use but it is advisable to use what you are used to.

Can I choose which days I want to come?

Yes, however this is dependent on availability. We have many treatments available and activities that happen each day. During your initial consultation we will go through these with you and you can let us know what you would like to do and take part in. You can change your mind as you wish and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Will I need to come every day?

No. The number of days you will attend are based on your clinical needs and your circumstances.

Do you serve food and drink?

Yes, refreshments are available in our Bistro, which is currently open between 12.00 and 2.00 Tuesday to Thursday.

What are your opening hours?

Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 4:30pm.

Is there parking available?

Parking is available at the front and the rear of the building.