New Hospice Opens Doors for Supporters

The new hospice for south east Essex is opening its doors to give supporters a rare opportunity to look around the building before it starts caring for patients.

Fair Havens, which will now be based on Priory Crescent in Prittlewell, is holding tours from 2nd-15th March following the completion and handover of the building from Barnes Construction to the charity.

The £17.2 million project has created a modern, purpose-built hospice overlooking Priory Park which will care for patients with complex and incurable conditions. As well as the In Patient Unit, there is a larger Day Hospice and Wellbeing areas such as therapy and treatment rooms, physiotherapy gym and landscaped gardens.

The tours, which will last around 30 minutes, must be booked in advance. This can be done by clicking here.

The opportunities to look around the new hospice will be limited once patients are admitted to the In Patient Unit following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission. There will be the chance to find out more about the numerous volunteering vacancies available at the new hospice within the care floor, gardening, catering and administration.

The new Fair Havens will be able to care for twice as many patients in a bright, modern hospice caring for adults at every stage of their illness. Positioned opposite Priory Park, patients and their families will be cared for in a relaxing, friendly and welcoming environment.

The care of Fair Havens Hospice will continue to be free for patients and families – but this can only happen with the continued support of local people.

To find out more about the tours, please click here or call 01702 220305.

For information on volunteering roles click here.


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