Responding to patients’ needs

Laying of the foundation stone for the new extensions to Overgate Hospice buildings.'Pictured are staff and contactors

Laying of the foundation stone for the new extensions to Overgate Hospice buildings.'Pictured are staff and contactors

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OVERGATE Hospice has laid a foundation stone to mark the extension of its developing day hospice.

The extension, which has been funded through a grant from the department of health, began last October as Overgate started it’s quest to extend and modernise it’s facilities.

The project is set to be complete by mid April with the new day hospice service opening soon after.

Jenni Feather, chief executive of Overgate Hospice, said: “We are determined to respond to the needs of our patients and this project is the latest way we are doing that.

“The needs of our patients are becoming more complex and the space we had was not sufficient to host our day patients adequately. Once this project is complete we will be in the best possible position to provide even greater specialist care for our patients.”

The foundation stone was laid by Mary Wilkinson, chair of directors and was assisted by one of the patients who will benefit from the new day Hospice facilities.

Overgate Hospice, Elland, cares for any adult with a life limiting illness living in Calderdale. They ensure that the patient and any family and friends around that patient are supported through their illness. To function the hospice must raise more than £5,000 each day.