Bassetlaw Hospice expansion

by | 13 August 2018 | Local Charity, Retford, Worksop

Bassetlaw Hospice has provided almost 25 years of service to the local community. The Charity Trustees are now planning a major expansion and refurbishment of the hospice facilities to meet the future changing needs of palliative care for patients and their families from Bassetlaw.

The proposed work would include two additional bedrooms, overnight facilities for relatives and redesigning the layout for the day hospice service. There would also be an additional treatment room, training room and upgraded staff and storage facilities. A complete building refurbishment would include re-decoration and the installation of new lighting, heating and bathroom facilities.

The ambitious plans are very much at the early stages of development; however the charity is seeking to provide alternative accommodation to ensure the hospice service can continue, whilst the work is undertaken.
Mike Quigley MBE, Chairman of the Trustees, said: “This will be the most significant change to the hospice building since we opened our doors in 1994. Our aim will be to continue to work closely with our partners, Bassetlaw CCG and Notts Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, to ensure we provide the highest standard of facilities to complement the dedicated care and support delivered by the nursing team. It is thanks to the support from the local community that the charity continues to invest in the service provision and hospice building, now and in the future.”