Visiting The Hospice
We do not have specific visiting hours. The Hospice is a pleasant and relaxed place and visitors are welcome at any time, but please do not visit if you have a heavy cold or stomach upset.
The interests of those staying with us come first and we would ask you to be sensitive and considerate to them during your visit.
Dining with us
The dining room is open for lunch and supper. There is a charge for visitors’ meals and please order supper before 4.30pm (Monday – Sunday) and lunch before 10am (weekends). There is no need to order lunch on weekdays.
Tea and coffee making facilities are always available. Personal food for patients may be stored in the fridge in the dining room but please ensure it is clearly labelled with the date and individual’s name.
Travelling to our sites
St Helena is working in partnership with the Colchester Travel Plan Club to encourage and support staff and visitors to explore other options for travelling to our Myland Hall site, as an alternative to driving. This is part of our commitment to help promote sustainable travel as a way of reducing traffic congestion and air pollution.
Directions to The Hospice, Joan Tomkins Centre (for Day Therapies) and Learning and Development Centre CO4 9JU
These buildings are just a short walk away from local bus stops, including the central bus stops behind Tesco Highwoods.
There is an open bike shed outside our Myland Hall site located next to the Joan Tomkins Centre. You can download the Colchester Cycle map from the Cycle Colchester website, where you can also find useful information to help and support cyclists.
For up to date information about bus services to our nearest stop, Barncroft Close bus stop on Eastwood Drive, please click on the link Plan your journey | Traveline.
The nearest station is Colchester North Station. You can plan your journey to Colchester North station on the Greater Anglia website. It is an approximate 25 minute walk from Colchester station to our Myland Hall site. You can catch a bus from the station or taxis are available, again we suggest Traveline Plan your journey | Traveline.
If you have to travel by car, could you car share with colleagues, friends or relatives?
We have limited parking at our Myland Hall site, but specific disabled and patient / visitor’s parking bays are available. We politely ask all visitors to be respectful to our neighbours and only park considerately in safe areas on Eastwood drive, if no parking bays on site are free.
To contact the St Helena Fundraising team, please telephone 01206 931 468 or email email@example.com , Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm.
24 hour advice: SinglePoint 01206 890 360
SinglePoint is a 24/7 advice and support helpline which helps to coordinate an individual’s care with the hospice. SinglePoint also works alongside other healthcare services such as GPs, Community Nurses or Specialists.
To contact a patient at The Hospice please find the address and telephone number below. Phone calls can be made to patients at any time of the day or week. You can contact Inpatient Services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The Hospice, Myland Hall, Barncroft Close, Highwoods, Colchester, C04 9JU
Telephone: 01206 845 566
You can contact The Hospice in the Home Team Monday to Friday, between 9.00am and 5.00pm on:
Telephone: 01206 845 566
Tendring community team
Telephone: 01255 221 222
You can contact the Joan Tomkins Centre (Colchester) Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm on:
Telephone: 01206 848 163
Fax: 01206 752 245
You can contact the St Helena Tendring Centre (Clacton) Monday to Friday, between 9.00am and 5.00pm on 01255 221 222
Tendring Centre Postcode for Sat Navs: CO15 1EU
The HR Team can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm on 01206 931 466
To contact the St Helena Finance Team please telephone 01206 931 450 Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm
The Volunteer Services team can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm on 01206 931 466
For all media enquiries between 9.00am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, please phone the Marketing and Communications team directly on 01206 931 464
If you, or a member of your family has a life-limiting illness and would like to discuss whether St Helena care services can help, you can contact the SinglePoint telephone service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 01206 890 360
To contact the St Helena Bereavement Support team please telephone the bereavement helpline: 01206 984 274, Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm
The Learning and Development Centre is open Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm and can be contacted on 01206 851 560
For more information on the St Helena Service User Group please contact Chair, Ken Aldred on 01206 751 397
To contact the Lottery team please call 0800 285 1390 or visit the website here, Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm.
If you would like to write to or visit the Lottery team, the address is: Your Hospice Lottery Office Unit 6 The Atrium, Phoenix Square, Wyncolls Road, Colchester CO4 9AS.
Feedback, comments and complaints about St Helena care and support services may be made verbally or in writing to: Director of Care, St Helena, Myland Hall, Barncroft Close, Highwoods, Colchester, CO4 9JU. To speak to a member of our team, call 01206 845 566