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As a result of the coronavirus outbreak we have had to close our Day Care service for the time.
The One Call 24/7 support line continues to operate.
Please be aware that visiting times at Minsmere Ward have been restricted to 3-4pm daily. Only one visitor per patient is permitted and no children please. Thank you for your support as we work to protect our patients from COVID-19.

Specialist Palliative Care Services

Our specialist palliative care service for patients in the Great Yarmouth and Waveney area is delivered in partnership with St Elizabeth Hospice.

We have six beds at Beccles Hospital which are supported by a consultant and nursing staff to give specialist palliative care.  This includes symptom control and physical and emotional wellbeing support. Our hospital team works alongside a team of community nurses. We also offer day care services and outpatients in the locality.



Patients, relatives and healthcare professionals can call our 24 hour specialist palliative care advice line – OneCall – at any time for support.

Telephone: 0800 567 0111.

You will also need to call OneCall to contact the service, to make or change an appointment.



Referrals are accepted for patients over 18 years of age with a life-limiting or progressive illness. Patients may have unresolved or complex symptoms that cannot be met by their usual health care professional team. This may include support for family members.


Fill in the online referral form here


The Specialist Palliative Care Nurses will triage all new referrals that are received. All triaged patients assessed to have a SPC need, will have a specialist palliative care holistic needs assessment in order to identify specialist needs. This will ensure that patients receive the appropriate care by the right professional. NB. The highlighted sections are essential to acceptance of the referral.




Visit St Elizabeth Hospice Website