Finishing touches put to inpatient unit at Thorpe Hall Hospice

Finishing touches being made to the new Thorpe Hall Hospice EMN-150513-093045001

Finishing touches being made to the new Thorpe Hall Hospice EMN-150513-093045001

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The countdown is on to the completion of the brand new Thorpe Hall Hospice which will house a new 20 bed inpatient unit as part of its £6m project.

Contractors are now putting the finishing touches to the single-storey building at Thorpe Hall Hospice in Longthorpe, Peterborough which will represent the future of palliative care for the region.

The completion of the unit is the final phase in the project to provide the region with a state-of-the-art hospice able to provide incredible care for generations to come.

A series of open days will be held in June giving everyone who has supported the hospice the opportunity to see what they have helped create.

The hospice, which opened 24 years ago in a 17th century mansion house, has forced staff to work around the limitations of the grade one listed building ever since. Now it’s just weeks before patients are welcomed into a purpose-designed building where the environment will match the care.

Patients will be cared for in private rooms with en suites and will have direct access to new courtyard gardens and modern communications including Wi-fi and Skype so they can keep in touch with family and friends.

Allison Mann head of clinical services said: “We are looking forward to welcoming as many people as possible to Thorpe Hall in June so we can show off our new hospice. This is a new era for Thorpe Hall and for the region and we want everyone to be a part of it.”

Open days and evenings will be held on June 11, 16, 20 and 21.

To find out more about the new Thorpe Hall Hospice please visit the website www.thorpehall.org.

You can also make a donation online to the Thorpe Hall Capital Appeal which currently stands at £4m.