Northern Ireland Hospice Official Opening
The new £13m dementia friendly Northern Ireland Hospice was officially opened on 23rd January 2018 by Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Wessex.
The Duchess said “the building is absolutely beautiful, it absolutely is and it has been lovely to see all the patients and hear what the patients and their families have to say about it, without exception they are all completely thrilled” She continued, “it has been an absolute pleasure to be here today and I’m just sad that I haven’t time to pop back for the Guinness that was promised – but next time!”
The new hospice has 18 private ensuite rooms, a rehabilitation suite, day hospice, a community nursing hub, dedicated education and research facilities, peaceful gardens, a sanctuary, a relatives area and a café.
Dr White, Consultant in Palliative Medicine said “ the new hospice will continue to provide specialist palliative care and will enable us to reach beyond cancer and offer palliative care and end of life services to those with conditions such as dementia, Motor Neurone Disease and respiratory illnesses.