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Horsham Bishop visits the city’s new hospice

THE new hospice site was visited last week by the Bishop of Horsham.

 

On Tuesday last week, the Rt Rev Mark Sowerby visited the building site of St Wilfrid’s Hospice’s new state-of-the-art building in Bosham.

 

The Bishop was welcomed by the charity’s chief executive, Alison Moorey, and Canon Martin Lane, who showed the Bishop around as exciting fixtures like the flint stone fireplace, patient room lighting and block paving for the central courtyard were being installed.

 

Mr Sowerby said: “The new hospice facilities in Bosham are the remarkable outworking of an imaginative vision.

 

“It was a privilege to see everything being pulled together to create a home for the clinical staff, fundraisers, and palliative care teams who serve the needs of patients with terminal illnesses as well as their families.”

 

The informal visit lasted an hour with the Rt Revd Andrew Watson shown all areas of the new hospice including the café, to be open to general public), and the Living Well Centre, where day patients can access physiotherapy, counselling and complementary therapies.

 

“I’m thrilled that the Bishop could come along today and see the work taking place to create our fantastic new hospice,” said Alison Moorey.

 

“He was really interested to learn about how much more support we’ll be able to offer and I think he was surprised to discover we need to raise more than £7.5 million each year to provide our vital services free of charge to the local community.”

 

Canon Martin Lane commented: “I think that the new hospice will be a great blessing to the Bosham community and not only to those in the wider community who are most in need of its services.

 

“These new facilities are simply fantastic and will ensure that the hospice continues to provide wonderful care for future generations to come.”

 

St Wilfrid’s Hospice opens its new state-of-the-art 14 bedroom hospice, with en-suite bathrooms and family rooms, in late spring. Every year they care for nearly 1,000 patients and their families both on their wards and in patients own homes, where over two thirds of their care is also delivered.

 

To find out more on how you can support the vital work of St Wilfrid’s please call 01243 755302 or visit dreambuilding.org and make a donation to the dream furnishing appeal.

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