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 and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust and is 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. This includes an out-patient service, 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 provide you with personalised care. Maintaining your dignity, privacy and freedom of informed choice at all times.

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.

St Benedict's Hospice is located here:

Directions and Transport


St Benedict's Hospice, St Benedict’s Way, Sunderland, Sunderland, SR2 0NY.

Telephone: 0191 512 8400

How to find us (map)

Getting here

By Car

If you are travelling to St Benedict's Hospice by car, there is a car park available for patients and visitors.

By Bus

St benedict's Hospice is accessible by bus. To help you plan your journey, visit the NEXUS website. Here you will find information on bus routes, a live travel map, timetables and a ticket finder.

By Bike

If you are travelling by bike, St Benedict's Hospice has a bike stand. You can find information on cycle routes and more on the Sunderland City Council website.

Visit Go Smarter Go Active for cycle maps and planning your journey.

For more information on public transport and concessionary travel schemes visit Public Transport

Car Parking

St Benedict’s Hospice & Centre for Specialist Palliative Care is located on the outskirts of Ryhope village, near Seaham. The postcode SR2 0NY is a new registered postcode. It may not be recognisable on older satellite navigation systems.

The postcode of nearby Hopewood Hospital (old Ryhope Hospital) is SR2 0NB. Using this postcode will bring you within sight of St Benedicts Hospice.

Car parking on site is free. There are disabled and parent and child spaces near to the main entrance. There is an electric car charging space in the main car park.