St Wilfrid’s Hospice receives first patients at new building
New patients arrived on 5 July at the place set to be the future of end of life care in the community, with the soft opening of St Wilfrid’s brand new £16.2 million home on Walton Lane, Bosham.
David Carson, who was a teacher for over 30 years in the Portsmouth area, was proud to be the first patient to arrive, “It’s so light and spacious – you can see the simplicity and efficiency of the design is going to allow the dedicated team to deliver their exemplary care easier”.
The new Hospice opened to new patients Monday 8 July with many enhanced facilities;
- Welcoming and calming family areas enable family and friends to make the most of every moment with their loved one, staying over if they wish. Two of these rooms are larger still, to enable families with children to stay overnight.
- An expanded Living Well Centre offering a greater variety of therapeutic and social activities to boost wellbeing and enable visitors to live more independently for longer.
- A chapel and prayer room for personal reflection with a publicly available volunteer-run café for visitors to enjoy coming soon.
You can now sign up for a tour of the exciting new purpose built building and find out all about the incredible work that St Wilfrid’s does to support people living with terminal or life limiting illness. During your visit you will be able to meet staff, ask questions and get advice about the care and support they can offer.
Free tickets can be booked online at www.stwh.co.uk/opentours with dates available running from 20 August to 8 September 2019.
Alison added, “Your new Hospice continues the feeling of being a home from home for patients, families and visitors alike. St Wilfrid’s is all about tailored care filled with love and compassion. We rely on the support of the community for our work to continue each and every year. Please consider a regular donation to St Wilfrid’s to help ensure our care is there for people when they need it for many more years to come.”
St Wilfrid’s by the numbers:
957 referrals last year, over 1/3 having non cancer related conditions
3500 home visits by the Hospice at Home team last year
1087 students took courses last year run by our Education Centre on terminus road Chichester
500+ volunteers helping in over 30 roles on the wards, in offices and in our 12 shops
Recognised as best company for community engagement in Observer Business Excellence Awards 2019