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The entrance of a new era at Wakefield Hospice

 
 
“We are extremely grateful to the Morrisons Foundation for making this happen and look forward to change this will bring.” 
 
 
 
Emily
 
Wakefield Hospice are thrilled to be able to share the amazing news that their vision for upgrading the front entrance and reception area to the hospice will soon become a reality thanks to the amazing support of the Morrisons Foundation who confirmed a grant of £115,484 to fund the development.
 
The hospice’s architects have prepared plans that will widen the main entrance, installing new automatic sliding doors, with a clear opening width for motorised wheelchairs, ambulance beds and bariatric furniture as well as developing the inside reception area.
 

Work will start in the summer and is expected to be completed in time for the launch of the hospice’s 30th anniversary celebrations at the start of 2020 and will take the hospice in to its new era.
 
Guy Cattell, Trustee and Vice Chairman of the hospice says “It is a great honour to be a Trustee at Wakefield Hospice and see it as our duty to provide support for the Senior Leadership Team in any way we can, to use our individual expertise and network to maintain the smooth running and excellent patient care our colleagues at the Hospice deliver every day. 
 
In these challenging financial times, when National funding is being cut in all areas of our health service, it is important to remind local people that Wakefield Hospice is a charity and not fully funded by the NHS. We are reliant on donations from local businesses and our generous local residents who do a superb job of supporting us and fund raising.
 
That is why it is tremendous news that the Morrisons Foundation have awarded us such a large amount to enable us to transform our reception area and improve the access when patients, families and their visitors arrive. The Hospice reception and entrance was built 30 years ago next year. Patient needs and the way they arrive at the Hospice have changed during this time and this generous gift will ensure that we can remodel our reception to ensure it is fit for the next 30 years. 
 
I would officially like to thank the Foundation for this very generous gift. Exciting Times.”
 
And from the Morrisons Foundation, Sam Burden, Morrisons Foundation Specialist, says "We are delighted to be supporting Wakefield Hospice and we know that this project will make a real difference to patients from across the area".