PATIENT care at Halton Haven Hospice will improve after more than £346,000 was donated by the Department of Health for a major redevelopment.
Benefits to the care home, which helps people with life limiting illnesses, will include automatic doors to the reception, a solar powered heating system, new disabled toilets, a state-of-the-art patient bathroom, a new conservatory, new doors and windows and improvements to patient rooms.
Director of corporate services Shaun Pollard said: “Everyone here is thrilled at the new development which doesn’t cost the hospice a penny.
“There is bound to be some disruption over the next few months but it will be well worth it and we could never have got this far without the fantastic support of Halton Housing Trust, on whose technical building expertise we have relied.
“Of course great facilities are nothing without the nurses and doctors who provide our special kind of caring and it is the generosity of the local community which continues to enable us to have such wonderful staff.”
The ground work, which started on Monday, is due to be completed by Christmas to coincide with the hospice’s 30th anniversary in 2011.