Hospice expansion to ensure a future of palliative care excellence in North Wales

A St Asaph hospice have submitted proposals for a £2 million project to expand its facilities.

St Kentigern Hospice, which first opened its doors in 1995 to support patients and their families with palliative care services, want to add four more beds to raise their complement to 12 and build a two floor extension to their eastern boundary which would provide an area for office and training space as well as a provision of a café for public and visitors.

Chairman of St Kentigern, Trefor Jones CVO CBE, said: “Our fortunes have turned over the last seven years from an organisation that had to downsize to survive to an organisation of growth and sustainability.

“We are now at the crossroads of future proofing the organisation. The building will be empathetic to the patients we care for, welcoming to the community and visitors that attend and more importantly aspire to provide a centre of excellence of palliative and end of life care.”

If the proposals are given the green light by Denbighshire County Council, then work would start in early 2018 and will take approximately 12 months.

The project, would also see a refurbishment and change of flow within day care which will improve the overall care within the service.

Mr Jones added: “The expansion and increased service provision started as a dream and will now hopefully become a reality. This will not only be a hospice but a community resource.”

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