New Year, New Hospices
Our Hospice buildings are at the heart of the care which we provide across Surrey. A brand new Hospice is being built in Woking and Sam Beare Hospice will be redeveloped, and this year we are launching an Appeal to raise funds for the developments. Construction is well underway and in the autumn last year, Mayor of Woking, Councillor Derek McCrum and Councillor John Kingsbury, Leader of Woking Borough Council paid a visit to the site, to officially mark the commencement of building works.
In Woking, a former office block on Goldsworth Park is being transformed into a state-of-the-art 20-bedded Hospice and Wellbeing Centre for the provision of in-patient care, a wide range of therapies, treatments, counselling and day care activities. Once the build on Goldsworth Park is complete, the existing premises at Sam Beare Hospice in Weybridge will be reconfigured to house a new Wellbeing Centre as well as facilities for the Therapies team and Community Nurses.
With more than 70% of the care offered being provided in patients’ own homes, the Hospice buildings are an invaluable base for the growing Community Nursing Teams to work from as they serve residents as far away as North Guildford, Egham and Virginia Water. The improved facilities will greatly help them with the incredible work they do for so many people across the whole of Surrey.
For over 20 years staff at our Hospices have been providing care and support at one of the most important times in the life of its patients and their families. Now we are all really excited about the potential of reaching and supporting more people with life-limiting illness and supporting their families too.
Thanks to support from local funders, businesses, trusts and foundations, we have been able to raise the first 60% of the project costs and begin to build our new Hospice in Woking. This leaves us with £3.4million still to find and that is the amount of money we are asking the community to help us raise. The Appeal is being launched on 19th and 20th February 2016 in Woking and Weybridge town centres, when the public will be able to learn more about our vision for developing hospice care throughout Surrey.
For more information about the new Hospices click here.
For updates about the events happening on the 19th & 20th February click here.