Why we need a new hospice

If we do not act now, we may be unable to continue providing care to future generations of patients and their loved ones.

You’ve read on this website all about our plans for a new hospice in Heald Green.

As a former children’s home, our Heald Green hospice site was already more than 100 years old when we converted it into a hospice in 1971. The building’s age and structure are creating limitations on our ability to evolve to meet the growing and changing needs of the patients we serve.

If we do not act now, we may be unable to continue providing care to future generations of patients and their loved ones.

Here, some of our staff and trustees share why we need to create a new St Ann’s site for local patients and families…

We need a new, purpose-built hospice that will serve the needs of our community now and in the future, and ensure patients have access to the very best facilities when receiving care or spending time with their loved ones. We simply cannot do this with the current building and our ambitious plans are vital to the provision of outstanding patient care. If we do not act now, we’re at real risk of closing services in the near future. With your support, we can create a new hospice facility in Heald Green that ensures we can continue to deliver pioneering, world-class care for people in Greater Manchester for generations to come. Professor Jackie Oldham, Chair of the Board
Thanks to the generous support of our community, and the tireless efforts of our supporters, all our services will remain free of charge to patients and their families. Rachel McMillan, Chief Executive
Our aim is to keep people living at the end of their life, experiencing as much as they can before they die. Dr David Waterman, Medical Director
The prospect of a purpose-built facility – the product of each department’s specialist input into a detailed design process – is tremendously exciting. The physical space will contribute through design to an enhanced patient experience, with the patient and their loved ones being at the heart of everything we do at St Ann’s. Paul Jarvis , Director of Business Development
Innovative care is about helping people to self-manage their illness, giving patients the right skills and knowledge to look after themselves, try breathing classes, physio sessions, or learn exercises. The Being You Centre is playing a big part in this and the increased space in the new build will significantly further this work. Bobby Magee, Advanced Physiotherapist
The wellbeing of our staff and volunteers is paramount in ensuring we can continue to provide world-class care for future generations. This new facility will mean they are able to focus all of their energies on what matters most – improving the lives of our patients and their loved ones. Eamonn O’Neal, Director of Strategic Initiatives
A bespoke training suite would be the only non-university suite in the area and would allow us to share our skill and expertise with other organisations. Not only does this cement our position as leaders in the sector, but also provides another source of income for the long-term sustainability of the hospice. Jude Holt, Head of Education, Innovation & Quality

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If you have any questions or comments about the new build, or wish to donate, please contact the hospice team: newhospice@sah.org.uk or call 0161 498 3631.

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