We've been building a brand new six bedroom inpatient hospice unit, to care for families affected by cancer and other serious illnesses. This new service is available free of charge, and is particularly helpful to families in the three counties of Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire. We opened to our first overnight respite patients in March 2016. Here's the story of this epic development...
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May 19, 2016
Garden landscapingMay 2016: Sorting out the garden...
The new hospice has been designed to work in harmony with the garden; the bedrooms have large windows and a huge communal balcony with views over the garden, and the hills beyond. One whole wall of our lounge is all glass, with large patio doors opening onto the sun terrace. So the garden is an integral part of the overall design. We're excited to begin landscaping, and see what a fantastic space we have to work with.
Volunteer in the garden >
February 9, 2016
Donated artFebruary 2016: The finishing touches...
Nigel Wood printed and framed these beautiful works for the walls of the new hospice. Featuring work by Naomi Tydeman, Phil Rycroft, Jenny Jones, Olivier Barjolle, Oliver Raymond Barker, Seren Stacey and Andreas Cramer.
Our heartfelt thanks to Nigel for all his hard work – days and days getting everything ready in time. Also huge thanks to the all the artists whose donations have helped make this hospice even more special. Thank you!
February 8, 2016
Thank you!January 2016: A glass of bubbly and a huge thank you to our builders and contractors who have now successfully wrapped up this marathon hospice build.
Special thanks to Anthony our site manager from WB Griffiths, Steve the plumber from GGT and Steve the electrician from Bullock Brothers. Their teams have been working long hours in most unpleasant weather conditions to help get the hospice ready for our first session next month. Nice work boys!
January 29, 2016
Tree of life with peacocksJanuary 2016: Three more stained glass windows arrive
Following our tree of life theme, Catrin Jones has created these three internal windows for the consultation room and stairwell, bring a burst of colour into what might otherwise be quite plain and functional spaces.
January 14, 2016
Sun roomJanuary 2016: Sunlight streams into the day centre.
We have an enormous new curvy sun room, with full length windows overlooking the garden. Below you can see how the sun room connects to the garden via a terrace and curvy ramp. Patients in the first floor bedrooms can also connect to the great outdoors from the communal balcony.
December 7, 2015
Stained glassDecember 2015: The first of many stained glass windows arrive.
Stained glass artist Catrin Jones has been burning the midnight oil getting these stunning glass ready for our big opening. The blue glass is for the front door and the reddish glass is for corridor leading to the sacred space. We're over the moon! There's lots more on the way : )
November 11, 2015
Oak doors & feature wallsNovember 2015: You like the colour combos?
Getting a hospice team to agree on a colour scheme wasn't super easy, but we got there in the end! Our main concern was to make sure the hospice didn't feel like a hospice – we wanted it to feel homely – the kind of place you would want to stay.
November 11, 2015
The curvy conservatoryNovember 2015: Builders fit triple-glazed windows in the conservatory.
The decision to 'go curvy' came a bit late in the day, and meant we had to make a revised planning application. But it was definitely worth all the extra paperwork; the curvy design gives us much more space, and makes the hospice look softer and less austere.