Referrals to the hospice come from GPs, hospital specialists, district nurses and other community professionals.

Information for Patients

In order to access hospice services you must be aged over 18, live in Wigan Borough (or have a Wigan borough GP) and must have been diagnosed with a life-limiting condition which cannot be cured.

All of our hospice services require a referral from a healthcare professional. If you feel you should be referred, please speak to the healthcare professional most involved in your care (GP, district nurse, hospital consultant).

You may require hospice services if:

  • You have physical symptoms such as pain that are not controlled
  • You are in emotional distress

Find out more about the services we provide for patients.



As of February 11th, 2021 all patients are allowed one visitor.

Visitors will be required to consent to Lateral Flow Device Testing (LFD).

More information about this can be found on our page on Coronavirus.

Information for Healthcare Professionals

We prioritise referrals by need.

From February 11th, 2021 all visitors to the inpatient unit will be required make an appointment prior to visiting and must consent to Lateral Flow Device Testing (LFD).

The LFD tests at the hospice take approximately 30-40 minutes to complete so it may be helpful for visitors to consider the time taken to complete this process when planning their visit to the hospice.

Referrals for hospice services can only be made by healthcare professionals. Referrals should be sent directly to the team on the single point of access form. This must be emailed using NHS email to or posted to: Medical Secretaries, Wigan and Leigh Hospice, Kildare Street, Hindley, Wigan, WN2 3HZ

Download our Wigan & Leigh Hospice Referral form 2021
Download our Wigan and Leigh Hospice Referral Guidelines