Hospice revamp coming to an end
PUBLISHED: 12:00 20 October 2010
A MAJOR revamp of Weston's hospice, which has been boosted by a £500,000, grant is nearing completion.
The makeover includes a range of improvements which will help make patients even more comfortable in their surroundings.
The Department for Health gave the hospice £547,691 in April to help make these changes and the work is expected to be complete by mid-November.
Project leader Diana Sorrell, said: “We have been extremely lucky to receive this grant, without it there is no way we would have ever been able to carry out work on this scale.
“As we are nearing the completion date of the project there is a lot of excitement buzzing around the hospice among staff, volunteers, our patients and their relatives.”
She added: “The whole hospice will be a lot more accessible for patients and the communal areas a lot quieter and more private. The day hospice will be lighter, cooler and more comfortable for patients and will now have more accessible toilets and a wet room.”
Spiritual care will be given to patients thanks to the installation of a labyrinth garden, and the grounds are also undergoing a makeover.
Diana said: “Everyone has been very patient and understanding whilst we carry out the work and this has been very much appreciated.
“We have managed to carry out the work with minimal disruption to our services and this is a credit to the staff and volunteers that we have working at the Hospice.
“Our neighbours in Uphill have also been very understanding throughout the whole project.”