StBenedicts8_720x405.jpgSt Benedict’s Hospice has provided specialist palliative care to the people of Sunderland and surrounding districts since 1984. Care is provided by the NHS as part of South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust and is also supported by St. Benedict’s Hospice charity.

In recognition of the benefit and value of hospice care, our services have grown over the years. We are now a centre of excellence providing a range of services across the whole community. These include day services, out-patients, care in the home, hospital or care home as well as in-patient beds.

We offer an honest and open environment. We treat your stay as an extension of your own home, respecting your individual wishes and providing your care at a pace that suits you. We will work with you, your family and carers to give you personalised care that maintains your dignity, privacy and freedom of informed choice.

St Benedict’s Hospice welcomes everyone who will benefit from the expertise and care of our multi professional team. We care for people with difficult or distressing symptoms whether they are physical, emotional or spiritual.

Directions and transport

St Benedict’s Way, Sunderland, Sunderland SR2 0NY

Getting Here

By Bus

If you are visiting us by bus the below services operate from the city centre of Sunderland and pass the hospice:


Using an Older Person's Concession Travel Pass

Older person's concession travel passes are not usually valid before 9.30 am. However, if you do have an appointment in the morning and need to travel before 9.30 am, you are able to use earlier buses as long as you show your hospital appointment card or letter to the driver.

Car parking

St Benedict’s Hospice and Centre for Specialist Palliative Care is situated on the outskirts of Ryhope village, bordering Seaham. The postcode SR2 0NY and is a newly registered postcode, so it may not be recognisable on older satellite navigation systems. The postcode of the neighbouring Hopewood Hospital (old Ryhope Hospital) is SR2 0NB and will bring you within sight of the hospice.

Parking on site is free and there are disabled and parent and child spaces clearly marked nearer to the main entrance. An electric car charging space is provided in the main car park. A bicycle stand is also available.