Can I leave the hospice ward (inpatient unit)? We encourage people to live as normally as possible on our hospice ward (inpatient unit). If you are well enough, perhaps with assistance, to go home or to visit somewhere this will be supported. However, you must ensure staff on the ward are aware of your plans. You may stay on our hospice ward for a period of respite, so we can get your pain and other symptoms under control, before returning home again. Some people may leave the hospice to spend their last days at home, supported by our Mountbatten at Home team.