The Cedar Unit is a new, dedicated end of life and palliative care unit based within Haven Court. Our aim is to provide care, comfort and compassion at the end of life.

The Cedar Unit is a calm and dignified place for people who have a palliative, life limiting illness and are in the last days / weeks of their life. Our nurse led team provides high quality, holistic care, to those who prefer not to be at home or in hospital.

Our nurse-led team is supported by consultants in palliative care and local GPs.

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We strive to provide a homely, welcoming environment for our patients and all six of our ensuite bedrooms are well-equipped for your needs. The Unit is situated on the ground floor, in a quiet area with a high level of privacy.

Each room is newly decorated, has a TV and access to a garden area via patio doors. Accommodation is also available for relatives or carers who wish to stay overnight.

There is a communal lounge for use by residents and visitors. It has a small kitchen area to prepare drinks and snacks, a television and it access to our quiet garden.


Time is precious,which is why relatives have access to our unit 24/7.

Children are very welcome at The Cedar Unit and we have a dedicated activities space for children and young people. We have an Xbox and number of games.

At The Cedar Unit, we know that our pets are a part of the family, and we are happy to accommodate pet visits.

Spiritual and pastoral care

Our team is here to support you, whatever your background or belief.

Our team will spend time getting to know you and your relatives if appropriate, in order to complete a comprehensive assessment with will allow us to care for you individually.

Residents and their loved ones have access to a quiet room and a multi-faith room. The Unit has good links to local faith groups, as well as the Chaplaincy Team based at South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust. The team is also happy to facilitate visits from patients own faith leaders/groups.

There is also a dedicated family support worker who is available to offer support and guidance.

Referrals and admissions

Admissions to The Cedar Unit must be arranged through medical and nursing staff, from hospital or home. Please speak to your GP or nursing team.


Parking is free in the car park at the front of the building.

Contact us

If you need further information, please call the unit on 0191 404 5544.