On Sunday 09 July 2017 from 10:00 till 15:00 Woking & Sam Beare Hospices hosted a special event to both celebrate the care the charity has delivered but also to say farewell to their original Woking Hospice building at Hill View Road, Woking, Surrey, GU22 7HW.
Over the last 21 years, our wonderful team of dedicated staff and volunteers have delivered specialist palliative care to thousands of in-patients and day-patients. They therefore wanted to recognise these years’ of care but also offer staff, volunteers and the local community the opportunity to visit Woking Hospice before it is officially closed.
There was a special presentation from Rhod Lofting, now a Trustee and Life President who fundraised money for five years to open Woking Hospice. Light refreshments and many of the hospices team past and present were also there to welcome visitors.
The Woking Hospice officially opened in 1996, after Rhod Lofting launched an appeal for a local hospice. After losing his father, he did not want anyone else to lose a loved in such an undignified way. Since then, it has provided special end-of-life care to very ill, very frightened patients and their relatives.
Your new state-of-the-art facility in Goldsworth Park has been open and has been welcoming in-patient referrals since the end of May and the Bradbury Wellbeing Centre is open for day-patients. Additionally, the new cafe within the hospice will be opening soon, where it will be offering tea, coffee and delicious cakes, sandwiches and snacks.
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