A small group of Wirral Hospice St John’s staff were very lucky to be shown around the building works. At this stage, it really is a building site in the broadest sense of the phrase. Cement mixers on the go, scaffolding scaling the outside and the inside of the building, cranes lifting heavy equipment, workers with fluorescent jackets and hard hats busily drilling, hammering and using tools we don’t even know the name of!
However, it has helped us to gain a better understanding of what it will look like when it’s finished, which will hopefully be May/June 2014. It’s very exciting for our staff who will be based in this regenerated section of our Hospice. The plan is for our medical and clinical teams to share the space to ensure that we are patient-centred in providing the highest levels of care and support that each individual patient, their carers and family need from us.
The building will be a central hub that joins up all the services we provide and ensure that all health professionals (our own Hospice staff and externally from other care providers) involved in patient care work closely together:
- A pharmacist
- A social worker
- A psychologist
- A bereavement and counselling team
- A physiotherapist
- An occupational therapist
- A creative therapist
- A chaplain
- And our volunteers who support patient and family care
We will be sharing more of our Hospice’s plans and about our Families Matter Appeal in the coming weeks but in the meantime we wanted to update on the progress so far. We are very grateful to all of our supporters across Wirral and we know how much our Hospice means to many of you. We will keep you updated on further progress.
Author: Teresa Nightingale