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Construction continues on new in patient unit

At the beginning of the year we announced the next exciting development for St Teresa’s Hospice – a new purpose-built In Patient Unit, giving us more beds for terminally ill people and letting us help more people with more complex needs.

Looks like it’s coming together nicely!

Construction began in May, and since then work has been underway to have the new facility up and ready for January 2016.

The Woodlands, though a wonderful base for St Teresa’s Hospice, provides certain challenges to delivering the peerless patient experience we aim to create. While our In Patient team already do a magnificent job caring for their patients, the second floor of a 200 year old, Grade II listed building isn’t the ideal place for a medical unit.

Not only will the new unit expand our current capacity of 6 In Patient beds to 10, it will be explicitly tailored to allow us to provide the highest quality care possible. The entire unit will be located in a single-storey building, and situated in our beautiful Hospice gardens.

Each private bedroom will be accessible by stretcher and patients using mobility aids, will have its own en-suite shower and toilet facilities, and will have access to the gardens.

As always, every part of the project will ultimately be for our patients, to provide the highest level of care, privacy and dignity. By expanding our services in this manner we will be able to help more families in distress.

As when we built our annexe, we will finance the building partially from reserves we have built up for the purpose, with the remainder in the form of a business loan, initially. This will ensure it is built and operational for our beloved patients as soon as possible, will avoid long delays in the construction process, and take advantage of current lower building costs.

Our 30th anniversary fundraising appeal towards the new build will be launched in October, but in the meantime anyone wanting to become involved can contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

All support will be important to us, as ever, and no effort will be considered too small, so our message to supporters is simple – please, go for it!