Submitted by Stephanie Peters
One of many UK’s largest and busiest hospices, Thames Hospice, welcomed its first sufferers and guests to its new state-of-the-art facility in Maidenhead, in Berkshire on October 12.
The ability, surrounded by eight acres of landscaped gardens by Bray Lake, will paved the way in palliative and end-of-life care, providing the very best customary of compassionate care and assist to 1000’s of sufferers and households going through a terminal sickness yearly.
Debbie Raven, chief govt of Thames Hospice, stated: “After greater than 4 years of meticulous planning and building, coupled with a difficult yr, we’re thrilled to open this unbelievable facility for our neighborhood. Our new Hospice will allow us to offer unrivalled care and assist to much more native individuals who urgently want our companies now and for generations to return.”
The hospice’s nursing staff will present compassionate end-of-life care and assist to sufferers and their family members in a home-from-home setting. The brand new £22 million hospice consists of 28 personal inpatient rooms break up throughout three wings making a homely and intimate surroundings. Every bed room comes with an en-suite lavatory, personal terrace, and house for family members to remain over. Many rooms look out on to Bray Lake and landscaped gardens.
Debbie Raven continued: “Due to the generosity of all our supporters, we’re delighted to have lastly accomplished the transfer from our much-loved Pine Lodge that has served our neighborhood so effectively for greater than 30 years, to our great new constructing. I’m proud to recognise our legacy by naming our new inpatient unit the Pine Lodge Inpatient Unit.”
A brand new devoted Day Remedy Suite within the Paul Bevan Centre will allow the hospice to double its day companies. This devoted house offers a protected surroundings for sufferers to speak to employees and others sharing related experiences, in addition to a possibility to participate in a spread of actions. It is usually house to the hospice’s rehabilitation centre.
The Palliative Care Response Crew (PCRT) can even be primarily based on the new hospice. PCRT offers specialist recommendation, steerage and assist to individuals going through severe sickness within the consolation of their very own properties, serving to to enhance their high quality of life.
Debbie Raven added: “I’m so happy with everybody who has been concerned on this unbelievable undertaking, notably throughout this very difficult yr. There are such a lot of individuals to thank, from our architects and builders, great supporters and volunteers, to the Board of Trustees and my devoted employees. We’re able to serve our neighborhood now and for generations to return!”
The brand new facility was designed by KKE Architects with important enter from the hospice’s medical doctors and nurses. Commenting on the brand new constructing, Phil Kavanagh of KKE Architects stated: “We’re very proud to have been a part of this superb undertaking which is able to undoubtedly push ahead hospice design within the UK.”
The development of the brand new Hospice has taken 21 months and was led by building firm Andrew Scott. Mark Bowen, managing director of Andrew Scott, stated: “We’re very proud to have been chosen to ship this undertaking for Thames Hospice. KKE Architects’ design, the situation and consumer imaginative and prescient has created a blueprint for future hospice care all through the UK. The brand new hospice is a tribute to the entire staff and for Andrew Scott to rise to the problem in constructing a ravishing and calming surroundings that can imply a lot to so many individuals.”
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