Sue Ryder Hospice

Sue Ryder
Duchess of Kent Hospice Refurbishment 

Project: Duchess of Kent Hospice Refurbishment
Value: £950,000
Duration: 26 Weeks
Client: Sue Ryder
Completed: May 2014

Hospice Refurbishment

The refurbishment of this Sue Ryder Hospice involved a complete internal upgrade of the Hospice and the addition of a new external link corridor and extension to the entrance enabling the building to meet the changing needs of the patients and compliance with current regulations.

The Duchess of Kent Hospice in Reading is a 15 bed Inpatient Unit providing specialist end of life care to terminally ill patients.

All the beds are in private rooms with en-suite facilities and views over the attractive courtyard garden.

“The refurbishment has transformed the Hospice into a place of space, light and brightness. It feels fresh and new and we are all very happy with the end of results.”

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.

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