St Clare unveils building plans to accommodate growth in services

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Following rapid growth in services over the past four years, and a threefold increase in the number of people being cared for by St Clare Hospice, we are looking to replace the dilapidated old sheds at the rear of the Hospice building that are no longer fit for purpose with a new office and storage facility.
Hospice sheds to be replaced by proposed office and storage facility
Published on: Friday 10 Jul 2015 at 10:53

Since 2013 alone, day therapy facilities have been enhanced, the community team of St Clare specialist nurses expanded and a new Hospice at Home service launched to enable people to receive end of life care in their own homes.

Following a detailed consultation process, Weston Homes has been appointed to undertake the construction project and plans have now been submitted to Epping Forest District Council for consideration.

The proposed two-storey building will have storage space for vital clinical equipment and fundraising resources, whilst the upper floor will provide an open plan office for some of our essential support and administrative staff. The design proposal includes dedicated facilities for the maintenance and gardening teams as well.

St Clare chief executive Tanya Curry said: “The reason for this development is quite simple; we are growing and developing our services. In order to continue with the development of Hospice services, we desperately need more space to house the teams and equipment to deliver not only our care, but the supportive services that go alongside it. In addition to the storage and administration building at the rear of the Hospice, we are looking to extend our car park.

“Since 2011, we have trebled the number of people we are caring for, and this is expected to continue over the coming years. As the Hospice for the people of west Essex and the borders of east Hertfordshire, we are so keen to provide the very best facilities we can, to care for more people.”

St Clare supporters are being encouraged to view the plans and offer any supportive comments they feel they can. They are available to view here.

Tanya added: “This is your community Hospice, here for local people, and we would really value your support.”

The deadline for submitting feedback is Sunday, July 19.

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