As we celebrate Hospice Care Week, Willow Burn would like to share some great and exciting news with everyone out there.
Following an amazing donation from Helen McArdle of £1.5 million, the hospice has undertaken a programme of works to build a state of the art, six bedded inpatient unit on its site at Howden Bank in Lanchester. We are excited to announce that after six months of great work with IDP Architects, Walter Thompson Building Contractors and Bernard Interiors we will be proudly opening our doors to the public on Saturday 27th October 2018 from 12pm until 3pm.
Please come along and visit us, see for yourselves the first-class facility and our new ‘Helen McArdle Wing’. The building also houses a new community café and further works have taken place to renovate our existing facility to meet our plans for service development in the future. These new services will see a much-improved Family Support and Bereavement Service which now includes a ‘Child Bereavement Support Service’ and a new and innovative Health and Wellbeing Service which provides a range of dedicated sessions within our day facility to support individuals and their families, who have been diagnosed with a life limiting illness. We want to be there to support our patients and their families from the beginning of their journey.
This is something we are very excited about and we want to share this with our community. Please pop in, have a tour and see what we are offering residents of Derwentside. We truly believe that this new facility will help us achieve our vision of creating ‘A Community that holds no boundaries in treasuring lives through the provision of specialist, supportive, palliative and end of life care’.
Chair of the Board of Trustees