Public open days to view your new hospice

We’ll soon be unveiling your new 20-bed state-of-the-art hospice in Goldsworth Park with a series of public open days.

The three free drop-in events will run from 10am to 1pm on Saturday 29 April, 3pm to 8pm on Tuesday 2 May, and 10am to 4pm on Wednesday 3 May at the hospice in Goldsworth Park Centre, Woking, GU21 3LG.

Visitors will be able to tour the building to see Wellbeing Centre and in-patient facilities, and speak to staff and volunteers about the new purpose built facilities and how they’ll benefit patients, their loved ones and the hospice staff in delivering care. Refreshments will be available in the café area.

Interim CEO and Director of Nursing Jayne Cooper said: ‘We’re delighted to share our new building with local residents and organisations, so many of whom have generously donated towards our capital appeal. Without their donations of both funds and many practical items we would not be able to unveil this wonderful and much-needed facility. We’d like to say a huge thank you to all our hospice supporters and we look to welcoming you at our open days.’

The new hospice will enable increasingly joined-up end-of-life care delivered from a centre of excellence. The Wellbeing Centre is adjacent to physiotherapy and counselling suites within the building, allowing quick and easy access to a range of support. Training facilities for staff will also promote the sharing of up-to-date knowledge and techniques within the hospice itself and with its partner organisations.

Over 70 per cent of Woking & Sam Beare Hospices’ work will continue to be delivered in people’s own homes across North West Surrey. The community nursing teams (one will continue to be based in Weybridge, one in the new hospice) will be able to access a comprehensive range of joined-up clinical and therapeutic support for those receiving treatment at home.

To find out more about our new build appeal and help us deliver end-of-life care to more than 1,400 people each year, and their families, please click here.