St Ann’s new hospice will be a complete care facility in Greater Manchester that people can come to from diagnosis of a life-limiting illness, through treatment, and beyond. Our holistic approach to care will meet the complete and complex medical, physical and spiritual needs of patients and their families, in an environment that is welcoming, caring and fully equipped with modern facilities.
Model of future hospice care
Our new hospice will be a model of future hospice care; it will give us space to expand our work, becoming a centre of training and excellence and a hub of innovation, working with partners in palliative and end of life care across Greater Manchester. We know that care will change as the needs of our patients change, and we will be equipped for these changes so that we can always be at the forefront of innovative care – in the next 10, 50, or 100 years and beyond.
Plans for our new hospice in Heald Green will feature a bright, modern, spacious inpatient unit with 21 individual en-suite bedrooms and two three-bed bays, all featuring homely furnishings and access to private outdoor terraces.
The improved and flexible accommodation will ensure increased admissions, less waiting times, and that individual needs are cared for. The unit will also have spaces designed for families to relax, and overnight rooms. A separate entrance will allow out of hours access for overnight visitors and staff, as well as ambulance drop-offs for patients during the day.
The improved and flexible accommodation will ensure increased admissions, less waiting times, and that individual needs are cared for.
The Being You Centre
The Being You Centre will be transformed by the increased space, offering an integrated dining area and lounge, consulting rooms for outpatient services – including counselling, patient and family support, and complementary therapies – and a fully equipped physiotherapy suite. Surrounding the whole facility will be landscaped gardens accessible to all patients and visitors.
The Village Street
The Village Street will be a community facility, including a bistro which will enable patients and their visitors to relax and enjoy time together without leaving the hospice. The local community will also be welcome to use our facilities, which not only create a hub for local people, but will also aid the ongoing funding of the hospice.
Environment at the Heart
The building has been designed with the environment in mind. It will be ecologically efficient, using the latest green initiatives, including a green roof, PV panelling and grey water solutions.
Centre of Training Excellence
Our new hospice will give us space to expand our work, becoming a centre of training excellent and a hub of innovation, as we work with partners in palliative and end of life care across Greater Manchester. This will also improve access to training for our staff and volunteers, helping to further ensure we can be at the forefront of innovative care for decades to come.
An Ambitious Project for Greater Manchester
This is an ambitious £20million project. But, it is essential so that we can continue to provide our care into the future, and ensure the palliative and end of life care needs of patients in Greater Manchester can be met.
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