Kirkwood Hospice

Capital Appeal 2012

We are refurbishing and extending our in-patient unit. This will include adding more single rooms, all ensuite, individual garden terraces, family kitchen/diner and othe family areas. We will modernise facilities including adding piped oxygen and suction and a new nurse call system.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 June 2012 to 12:00 PM, 1 June 2013

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  • The plans will make a real difference

    — Wife of a patient, 2011

  • The plans will make a real difference

    — Wife of a patient, 2011

Situation

Kirkwood’s 16-bed in-patient unit is located in the oldest part of the Hospice building. The layout and in-built services available have remained largely unchanged in the past 25 years. With major advances in the early diagnosis and treatment of life-threatening illness, patients are now living longer post-diagnosis. As care becomes more long term, patients have more complex needs and additional facilities and equipment are required.

Solution

Our new unit will upgrade the facilities and environment for in-patients and their families, while retaining the warm, homely, relaxed atmosphere of the Hospice. The refurbishment programme and extended facilities will make it easier for our staff to carry out their duties and spend more time with patients, and it will ensure that patients get the care and dignity they deserve.