New NI Hospice Handover Complete!
We are pleased to announce that Mechanical and Electrical works at the New Adult Hospice have been completed and the project has been successfully handed over.
After two years of construction, the doors of the £13 million facility were opened today (Wednesday, May 25), welcoming the first patients, following a transfer from the organisation’s temporary facility in Whiteabbey Hospital.
Michael Nugent began work over a year ago on one of the biggest projects ever undertaken by a charity in NI. With that work now complete, the new Hospice in Belfast will fulfil the end of life care needs of the next generation and continue a legacy of Hospice care in Northern Ireland.
The project involved the complete refurbishment of the existing hospice and the construction of a large new facility. It has 18 single en-suite rooms, peaceful gardens, an area designated for children and relatives, a sanctuary, and all with enough space for patients and families to spend time together. Most importantly, it will provide access to the best professional care that people require during such difficult times.
Northern Ireland Hospice cares for over 3,000 patients and their families every year. It costs £6 million to run the service, with the majority of this funding coming through voluntary donations. To find out more about how you can support Northern Ireland Hospice, log on to www.nihospice.org or call 028 9078 1836.