Mayor of Woking marks start of building works

We were delighted this week to mark the start of building work at the new Hospice, as we hosted a visit by the Mayor of Woking, Councillor Derek McCrum and Councillor John Kingsbury, Leader of Woking Borough Council.

Joined by representatives from the building company Reside, and Councillors covering the Goldsworth Park area, the group were told about the building project in Goldsworth Park, Woking, which will see the conversion of the former office block into a state-of-the-art 20-bedded Hospice and Wellbeing Centre.

Welcoming the Council representatives, Hospice CEO, Nigel Harding said: “We are working to transform the delivery of Hospice care in Woking and North West Surrey and are transforming a redundant office block to help us to do so – the first project of its type in the UK. The support of Woking Borough Council has been invaluable and we were delighted to welcome Cllrs. McCrum and Kinsgbury to site to share our vision of the future of Hospice care.”

With a loan facility from Woking Borough Council allowing the Hospices to begin the project, a Public Appeal will be launched in early 2016 asking for support towards meeting the cost of the new Hospice and to ensure the continued provision of first class professional, compassionate palliative care for the people of North West Surrey for generations to come.

Cllr. McCrum said: “The Council considers the Hospices a vital part of our community and I am delighted to have had the opportunity today to see at first hand the work that is taking place. The Hospices provide an invaluable service to all local people at a time when they need it most – they fully deserve our continued support.”

Read more about our new Hospice here.