Open Tours of the new Hospice prove a hit!

Over 800 people have now taken a tour of St Wilfrid’s brand new £16.2 million home on Walton Lane, Bosham.

Over the past 3 weeks visitors from Emsworth, Chichester, Bognor, Arundel, Midhurst and Selsey all marvelled at the state of the art facilities on show. Amongst them were former volunteers, nurses and doctors with over 30 years working in the care sector and more than a few ex-neighbours of the Hospice from Grosvenor Road.

Many took the time to write the Hospice thanking them for the opportunity, with more than a few offers of volunteering greatly received. A visitor from 2 September remarked,

“We thought the whole atmosphere was wonderful - the warmth and friendliness of staff and volunteers, the building, treatment rooms, great facilities and tranquil gardens. Thank you so much for a most valuable morning's experience”.

The Hospice opened to patients in early July with new family areas and an expanded Living Well Centre set to offer a great variety of social activities to boost wellbeing for day visitors – enabling many more people to live independently for longer.

Chief Executive of St Wilfrid’s Hospice, Alison Moorey said, “We’re glad so many people were impressed and valued the tour of their new Hospice. Seeing what a Hospice is really like underlines how important the ongoing support of the local community is in helping us continue delivering these vital services across the region.”

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