The Hospice also provides Day Hospice Care to patients who are still able to live in their homes but need additional support.
The project was carried out in two phases so that the Inpatient area and Day Care Patients area could be completed as separate phases. This helped to keep as much of the Hospice up and running as possible while the works were completed.
The project saw a complete refurbishment in all areas of the Hospice including the extension to the entrance and the construction of an external link corridor. In addition new security measures were put in place and a new Nurse Call System installed.
Maria Turnbull, Interim Palliative Care Services Manager at the Hospice said: “The workmen were great and even when we started moving patients back into the completed areas of the building they were very understanding and worked around the patients.