We have appointed Barnes Construction to build and deliver our new Wellbeing Wing. The project will expand our hospice with a wealth of modern, improved facilities – all of which are set to benefit our patients, families, staff, and volunteers.
Our new Wellbeing Wing will enable us to continue and grow its support for people living with life-limiting conditions – such as heart failure, dementia, muscular dystrophy, Parkinson’s and motor neurone disease (MND) – to live the best they can with the time they have left.
The expanded facilities will extend our space for providing all wellbeing services – such as new outpatient consultation rooms, counselling room, occupational therapy and complementary therapies, improved play therapy rooms for children, quiet spaces for patients and their families, as well as a large multipurpose area for a range of activities to support patients to maintain their independence and maximise their quality of life. This Wing will also serve as a place for health and social care professionals to receive education and training in palliative and end-of-life care.
Barnes Construction has, over their 45 year history, delivered numerous healthcare schemes. Of particular relevance are the Arthur Rank Hospice in Cambridge, the East Anglian Children’s Hospice in Ipswich, the Fair Havens Hospice in Southend, and the new St Catherine’s Hospice currently being built in Crawley.
It also recently completed the new health and wellbeing quarter at the University of Suffolk – a purpose-built space for healthcare students and professionals, designed to mirror the kind of facilities found in hospitals, clinics, and laboratories.
“We’re thrilled to announce that Barnes Construction will be building our new Wellbeing Wing,” says ellenor CEO Paula Wilkins. “The company has a strong track record of delivering projects on time, on budget and to reliable, rigorously high standards. The company’s professionalism and pedigree, particularly in terms of its high-profile developments in the health sector, are outstanding.