Work starts on family lodges at Prospect Hospice
On Monday this week the ground was broken in readiness for the building of two new lodges that will provide a welcome for the loved ones of patients during their stay at Prospect Hospice.
The lodges will be mostly funded by a one-off grant from the Department of Health, from a grants programme specifically for building projects like the new development at Prospect Hospice. The success of our bid was first announced in April, since when a tendering process to choose a building partner was undertaken, with Beard Construction the company selected from several bids.
Angela Jordan, Prospect Hospice’s Chief Executive, said: “This is a significant day, demonstrating our commitment to the continual improving of our care, with the families of patients having the worry of where they will be able to stay removed from them at a time of great concern. I hope that people will share our sense that this is a very positive development for us and for the community we serve.”
In addition to the two lodges, the construction work will also result in the opening of a 16th bed on the hospice’s in-patient unit, and the complete refurbishment of an adapted bathroom for patient use.
The construction work is scheduled to last into the new year. Keep an eye on our website for news of developments as we move towards the opening of our new family lodges.
Angela Jordan is pictured with site manager Paul Bridgeman (left), and vice chair of Prospect Hospice's board of trustees Clive Bassett.