Development of services continues…
Alice House Hospice is currently in the middle of two new exciting building projects.
The first will create two additional bedrooms on the Hospice’s long term care unit, which will be available from the New Year. These beds have been in high demand since the unit was opened in November 2014 and will take the number of long term beds from 7 to 9, which is in addition to the short-term specialist palliative care unit which provides 8 beds and 1 respite bed.
The second project will create a car park to the rear of the Hospice, which will provide an additional 16 car parking spaces for the expanding Day Care services, with funding which was secured from a capital grant application to NHS England. The funding has also enabled the creation of a walkway and memorial garden and new boundary walls, which provide enhanced privacy and dignity for visitors and service users.
In September, the Hospice increased social Day Care provision within the Holistic Wellbeing Centre from 2 to 3 days per week and in the New Year this will be further expanded to 4 days with the establishment of a Complex Needs Day.
The Hospice also provides a Day Hospice service each Wednesday for service users with a life limiting illness who require support with their health.
Sandra Britten, Deputy Chief Executive said “We are always looking for service development opportunities to meet the needs of our local communities and we are currently researching the potential of providing Day Care services on a weekend …. watch this space for more news!”