Local company helps us improve our accessible facilities for our visitors

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Date published: Wednesday 26th June 2019 | 17:11 GMT

We’ve given our disabled toilet a make-over with the help of a local business 

On Wednesday 26th June we welcomed John Shelley and Sam Stocks from Simply Washrooms to the Hospice for the official ‘opening’ of our newly refurbished disabled toilet facility.

The refurbishment project, which cost just under £2,000, was fully funded by Simply Washrooms and Sam, Commercial Director at the company, had the honour of officially declaring the facility open, with a special cutting of the ‘toilet roll’ ceremony.

The generous donation means we are able to ensure more comfort for visitors, patients and families who visit the Hospice. Additionally, Simply Washrooms supplied elbow-operated taps for all our Inpatient Unit’s ensuite bathrooms to help us observe the most stringent infection-control regulations.

Sarah Thompson, our Chief Executive , welcomed John and Sam to the Hospice. She said: “We want to make the Hospice more accessible for local people so that everyone, no matter their physical health or condition, can use our services when they are facing one of the most difficult times in their lives. To enable more people to come to the Hospice, we urgently needed to improve our disabled and changing facilities which are regularly used by visitors, families with babies and young children and, of course, our patients.

“I’m so grateful for the generosity of Simply Washrooms, in helping us to make sure our facilities at St Clare Hospice are suitable for all of our visitors.”

Simply Washrooms Ltd kindly supplied all of the equipment and materials and the Hospice’s facilities team carried out almost all of the work involved.

Samantha Stocks, commercial director at Simply Washrooms, comments: “We’re delighted to officially open the newly refurbished disabled toilet at St Clare Hospice – the team have done a great job with the build, it looks fantastic.

“As an engaged community partner, we believe our social responsibility begins at home – with our local community. We’ve proudly supported St Clare Hospice for several years now and we’re continually inspired by the vital work they do to provide free, compassionate care and support to adults with life-limiting illnesses, their families and carers in our local community.”

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