Singing star Linda Nolan has enjoyed a tour of the new-look Trinity Hospice, as our Hospice Heroes appeal hits £150,000.
Linda, a long-term supporter of the hospice on Low Moor Road, Bispham, was shown some of the new features of the building, including a bright family area on the in-patient unit, and a brand new kitchen at Brian House children’s hospice.
It comes as we push towards the final stage of our £200,000 appeal to help pay for the biggest refurbishment in the history of the hospice, which turns 30 next year.
This week, our total reached an astounding £150,834.
Trinity’s medical director Dr Susan Salt said: “Trinity has been transformed over recent months, and our patients are feeling the benefit.
“The old draughty window frames have been replaced with new, we have more single en-suite rooms and a much brighter, more modern environment for everyone.
“Patients are commenting on how comfortable the rooms are and how uplifting the decor is, and both those things are important when it comes to providing excellent patient care.”
The work, carried out by Blackpool-based R P Tyson Construction, has been phased so it has as little an impact as possible on staff and patients at the hospice.
Dr Susan said: “We were adamant from the outset that Trinity must continue to operate 24 hours a day, every day of the year, and the contractors, our staff and the families in our care have been working together to make that possible.
“On behalf of the team here at Trinity, a huge thanks goes to each and every Hospice Hero. We are now on the last lap as we aim for the £200,000 target in the Hospice Heroes campaign.
“It has made such a difference to our patients in the adult in-patient unit and at Brian House. We are all looking forward to completion, when the Fylde Coast will have a hospice that ranks among the very best, not just in terms of compassionate nursing care, but also in facilities.”
The money has been raised thanks to people across Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre who have given up their time to take part in events, including sponsored cycles, runs and walks, as well as cake bakes and dress down days.