A public meeting was held on a miserable evening in November 1982, when the dream of opening a Hospice was first discussed in public. It was the brain child of a group of eight nursing sisters approaching retirement decided their area needed a Hospice.
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On April 2nd 1990, Wakefield Hospice accepted its first patients. It cost £920,000 to build, £60,000 to furnish and will cost around £450,000 a year to run and was described as “the cream of Hospices” by Martyn Lewis, the newscaster and author of ‘Tears and Smiles’ a book about Hospices.
The annual running costs of Wakefield Hospice are now between £3.9 million and £4.2 million. The Hospice belongs to the people of Wakefield and we are relying on them to keep it going.
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