The current challenge
Currently our 14 bedrooms are too small and can become cluttered quickly, putting patients at greater risk of falls. There is not enough space to comfortably navigate a wheelchair, a commode or to install a put-up bed when loved ones stay overnight, limiting them to sleeping in a recliner chair. The lack of space also heightens the risk of back injury to nurses with greater twisting and stretching required. The rooms are not fully en-suite nor do they have a readily available supply of pumped oxygen. The rooms and the facilities in them could be vastly improved.
Your new Hospice will have 18 fully en-suite rooms with a shower in every room, which will allow for assisted washing and care even for wheelchair bound patients. The rooms will be much larger, 278 sq foot in comparison to 150 sq foot, allowing nurses to provide better care without risk of injury. The increased space will enable family and friends to make the most of every moment with their loved one, staying over if they wish. Two of these rooms will be larger still, to enable families with children to stay overnight. Every room will have pumped oxygen, available when needed.