Plans for the new hospice are well underway with the project development team working closely with the architects and senior clinicians to ensure that the design reflects current and future needs for patients and clinicians. As part of the design research, the team visited a number of new and established Hospices and worked closely with the team across Woking & Sam Beare Hospices, to develop the proposals for the new building. The new hospice will accommodate a welcoming café, hospice day service, 20 in-patient beds, education suite, hospice community outreach teams and space for our administration team and fundraisers.
A Public Consultation meeting regarding the plans took place on the 9th August at St Andrew’s Church and they were well received. We collected feedback and comment forms from attendees which will be collated and used as part of the planning application.
Architects plans for the redevelopment of Sam Beare Hospice are also underway. In Spring 2016 all services at the existing Woking Hospice site and the in-patient beds at Sam Beare will be relocated to the new Hospice. Sam Beare Hospice will be redesigned, offering an enhanced day care centre, therapy rooms and a base for our community nurses who visit patients in their homes. The plans will be ready to present at the public meeting in October.
Public Meetings will be held in Woking and Weybridge in September/October, to review 2013/2014 and to talk about our plans for the future. For further information call Lorraine Weedon, Marketing & Communications Manager on 01483 881750 or send an email