Hayward House is a specialist palliative care unit in the grounds of the City Hospital. It provides high quality care centred on the needs of patients and their families. Its aim is to enrich the quality of life through the skills of an experienced and caring team. Hayward House offers palliative care from diagnosis, through the interim periods of advancing disease, up to and including end of life care.
Patients’ pain and other symptoms are addressed along with emotional, spiritual and social problems of both patients and their families. A bereavement/counselling service is also provided.
Contact and find us
Staff at Hayward House will provide advice, knowledge and support on all aspects of palliative care for healthcare staff based at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and for community staff.
Hayward House Direct
Tel: 0115 962 7619
Hayward House Main reception
Tel: 0115 969 1169 Ext. 56619
Hayward House Nurses station
Tel: 0115 969 1169 Ext. 57079
Hayward House office
Tel: 0115 969 1169 Ext. 57080
Fax: 0115 962 7779
The Palliative care team are based
Nottingham City Hospital
Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust
Public transport Nottingham City Transport
- Buses on Blue Line, Purple Line, Brown Line and Grey 53 travel to City Hospital.
- Trent Barton bus - 141 and The Threes. Get off at the Green Entrance.
- Medilink - Get off at the Green Entrance and cross the road to Hayward House
A pay and display car park for visitors is available in close proximity to the Unit. It is possible to drop passengers off at the main entrance to Hayward House but the car would then need to be parked in the pay and display car park. There are designated car spaces for disabled badge holders at Hayward House and near medicine south entrance. For relatives who need to stay for prolonged periods of time, please ask the nurse in charge about car park passes.
Please do not leave any valuables in your car and ensure it is securely locked.
Admission may be required for patients who have a more complex mixture of physical, emotional, social or spiritual needs. Referral for admission is usually through the patient’s GP if the patient is at home. If the patient is an inpatient at QMC or City Hospital referral is done through the Hospital Palliative Care Team with their consultant’s approval. Admission to Hayward House is determined by the patient’s needs, and the needs of their family and carers.
Please view the Hayward House information booklet:
10.45am to 11.45am and 2pm to 8pm
Clinics are held at Hayward House on a Tuesday by Dr Patrick Costello, Dr Bisharat El-Khoury and Dr Sim Koon and Dr Venkata Chaitanya. Consultants in Palliative Medicine. Patients are also seen in outpatients by Dr Pradeepa Gunawardane, Consultant in Pain Management. Dr Andrew Wilcock and Dr Vincent Crosby attend oncology and respiratory clinics held on the City Hospital site.
Counselling and Bereavement
Counselling and bereavement support are provided by a team of counsellors. Patients and relatives including children are seen.
A range of holistic therapies is offered to patients and carers, with the aim of promoting relaxation and a sense of wellbeing. At present, referrals are made by consultants at Hayward House, day care staff, Hayward House inpatient staff and community Macmillan nurses. Therapies are provided either in the purpose-built therapy unit or at the bedside for inpatients. Therapies offered include massage, aromatherapy, reflexology, hypnotherapy, Reiki and Indian head massage.
The unit also has a well-equipped, modern study centre. A wide variety of subjects and staff are taught. There are regular sessions to teach medical students, GPs and hospital staff. The unit focuses on teaching symptom control, palliative care and communication skills training.
Telephone: 0115 969 1169 Ext: 56778
A research team led by Dr Wilcock is based at Hayward House and looks at research into the relief of symptoms. National and international research is conducted. Research from Hayward House is published in peer reviewed journals.