Severn Hospice says a £5 million expansion and enhancement plan of its facilities and services will take its care ‘beyond wards’ and into the future. The charity, which cares for families in Shropshire and mid Wales living with incurable illness, now cares for four out of five patients in their homes rather than on its wards, with more people being looked after for longer, and with a greater range of conditions and more complex needs.
The plan, which centres around the sites at Telford and Shrewsbury, is part of the hospice’s ‘Living Well’ concept – where patient care and support extends well beyond wards and inpatient services, enabling and supporting people to live as well as they can within the constraints of a terminal illness.
Chair of the charity’s board of trustees Tony Cordery says, “This will be the largest single investment we’ve made since we built our Telford hospice.
“We take nothing for granted and know that we have to raise in some way all of the money we want to spend. We know the high regard in which we’re held locally by all of our supporters, all of whom are tremendously generous to us all of the time and for which we’re very grateful.”