St Peter’s Hospice today launched its Room to Care Appeal to fund the multi-million pound redevelopment of its Inpatient Unit
Actress Caroline Quentin launched the appeal at the hospice in Brentry on Thursday morning in her role as Room to Care Appeal patron. She was joined by nurses, patients and relatives, alongside hospice CEO Simon Caraffi and Director of Patient Care Chris Benson.
“Each time I visit St Peter’s Hospice I am struck by the passion and commitment of the staff and volunteers,” said Caroline, who cut a ceremonial cake to officially launch the appeal. “I am also truly inspired by the patients and families they care for.”
“The Room to Care Appeal will ensure St Peter’s Hospice will be able to provide local people with the very best palliative care, to the highest professional standards, within an environment of comfort and dignity for the next 20 years.”
The complete redesign and rebuild of the Inpatient Unit is going to cost £6.53m and the hospice needs to raise £1.53m of this over the next 12 months.
The main change will be upgrading to 15 individual ensuite rooms, allowing the hospice to reach 95% bed occupancy. Over the next 20 years the redeveloped IPU is expected to support 6,250 patients and around 18,500 relatives and friends.
St Peter’s Hospice needs your support. To make a donation to the Room to Care Appeal and help build a 21st Century Hospice for Bristol, visit roomtocare.co.uk.