After nearly a year at St Michaels View, Bassetlaw Hospice have finally returned to their newly extended and refurbished original home on North Road. This major project was designed to provide the space and facilities needed to meet the changing needs of palliative care. Two additional bedrooms have been added, alongside new communal and garden rooms, overnight facilities for families, and a new spacious day hospice facility where an additional therapy room has been created. The staff facilities and offices have been re located to the new first floor, with the addition of a training room.
To meet the needs of today’s patients, therapy rooms now have sensory mood lighting as has the assisted bathroom which also includes an integrated jacuzzi and the facility to listen to your favourite piece of music whilst enjoying a relaxing therapeutic bath! Wall mounted Smart TVs are fitted in all patient areas with Wi-Fi and charging points for mobile telephones located throughout the building.
The new communal room and garden room will give patients an alternative space to their bedrooms in which to read, watch TV, spend time with their families or eat their meals. Doors open onto a large secluded patio area with access to the summer house and peaceful canal side gardens.
Whilst the building has been developed for the future, the essence of the care and support for patients and their families in Bassetlaw remains the same as it did when the hospice opened in 1994. The charity continue to work with their partners, Bassetlaw Clinical Commissioning Group and Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust to provide excellent palliative care and support for local people.
The charity will continue to work to raise the £350,000 needed each year to help sustain the service provision and as always are incredibly grateful to the people of Bassetlaw for their generous and continued support.