Inpatient Care

We have 18 beds in a mixture of bays and single rooms and two relatives’ rooms to allow family members to stay overnight.

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Our inpatient unit has been purpose built to provide a comforting environment where we can offer holistic and compassionate care.

Our facilities

The Sobell House inpatient unit was purpose built in 2003 and extended in 2019. We have 18 beds in a mixture of bays and single rooms.

What do I need to bring with me?

You will need your own toiletries, nightwear, daywear and slippers. There are individual wardrobes for you to keep your belongings. We provide towels and bed linen. You will need to arrange for someone to bring in clean nightwear or clothing as and when needed, as we do not offer a laundry service. Although we have a small safe on the ward, we recommend that you do not bring in valuables or large sums of money.

What about medicines?

You will need to bring with you all the medicines you are taking and your most recent GP prescription request. We may continue the same prescription but may also prescribe other medicines. Where you are taking unusual or alternative products or medicines, you will need to supply these yourself but you will need to inform us about them when you are admitted. If there are any problems with your medicines, please let us know and our pharmacist will come and talk to you.


COVID-19 risks mean that visiting restrictions are in place. Please call the Sobell House ward on 01865 225873 to ensure you are able to visit before travelling.

How long will my visit be?

Following your referral, a decision that you should be admitted to our specialist inpatient unit may be made, and the length of time you will stay with us will depend on the reason you are with us, and the time it takes to arrange your discharge.

What if English is not my first language?

We are able to provide interpreters. We would encourage you, or your family and friends, to use this service to help us assess your needs fully and we would ask that we be contacted as soon as it is confirmed that you are being referred to us so that we can make the appropriate arrangements.

Meals and other home comforts

We are very fortunate to have our own kitchen on the premises and cook fresh produce daily on a small enough scale to be likened to home cooking. Our chefs can deal with specialist dietary requirements if known in advance. Breakfast is served at 8am, lunch at 12.30 and the evening meal at 6pm. If you miss a meal for any reason, we can make other arrangements for you.

Other services for inpatients

At Sobell House your care will be provided by a team of professionals from different backgrounds, as well as support and administrative staff, and volunteers who also work with us in many different ways.


There are a variety of shops in the Churchill Hospital within walking distance for your friends or family. Toiletries, newspapers, books, chocolates and other items can be purchased from these shops during daytime opening hours.

How to refer

Visit our referrals page.