First glimpse of £1.7m Marie Curie Hospice Penarth refurbishment
7:40am Thursday 30th August 2012 in News
THESE pictures give a first glimpse of how the newly-refurbished Marie Curie Hospice Penarth will look.
Marie Curie Cancer care has released the computer generated images of the hospice, where £1.7m work is nearing completion ahead of a mid-September reopening. The new facilities have been designed to enhance the levels of dignity and privacy for patients and their families.
There is improved patient accommodation with more single occupancy rooms and en-suite facilities for multi-bed wards. The reception area is also being transformed to create a more modern and welcoming open-plan space, and the new family and visitor rooms will ensure that families have the space and privacy to visit their loved ones.
Penarth hospice manager Karen Stephens said: “The hospice is a vital part of the community – providing high quality care to patients and families at a time when they need it most.
“Built over 25 years ago, the hospice was in need of modernising to reflect the excellent care that our nurses and doctors offer and to ensure the highest standards of care continue for all our patients.
“The external work has now been completed and the construction team is putting the finishing touches to the interior, installing a new kitchen and moving in the new bathroom facilities and furniture. We will also be installing a new café and bistro area where patients and families can enjoy meals and spend time with each other."
Karen added: “Getting help from the newly refurbished hospice for people living in the area we serve is simply a matter of talking to your GP, district nurse or discharge nurse.”
The Marie Curie Hospice in Penarth provides expert care and the best possible quality of life for people with terminal cancer and other illnesses across South East Wales.
It offers a full range of services to patients and their families, including in-patient care and day services, complementary therapies and bereavement, spiritual and social support.
For more information visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/penarth or call 0800 716 146.