Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice given green light for £944,000 extension
PUBLISHED: 06:00 03 October 2013
Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice has received the green light from planners to start a government-funded capital project worth £944,000.
Improvements include the refurbishment of the kitchen and a courtyard garden, improvements in access to the main Hospice building, a purpose-built rehabilitation gym and the development of a community hub and care coordination centre. The extension is expected to open late next year.
Chief executive Kate Heaps said: “I’m delighted the Hospice has been granted planning permission for this exciting project.”
“The project supports our plans to develop new and existing Hospice services in order to meet the growing end of life care needs of local people.
“We hope that by providing better access, more services and more facilities for the community we will be able to break down some of the taboos and barriers of hospice care, so that people are not so scared of accepting our help and support.”
The plans will be on display at the Bostall Hill, Abbey Wood site on Saturday, October 12 from noon to 4pm.