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Help Harry Help Others and Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice partner to build a new family care centre
Construction of a brand new family centre has started this week at Birmingham St Mary's Hospice. The work signals the beginning of an exciting new partnership between the Hospice and Help Harry Help Others (hhho.org.uk).
The Harry Moseley Family Centre at Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice will enable families to stay at the Hospice to be with a loved one. This could be during a period of medical review; whilst medical staff manage the symptoms of an illness or assess a patient’s readiness to return home, or during the precious final days.
Funding of £100,000 from Help Harry Help Others has enabled this much needed addition to the Hospice’s existing facilities to go ahead. This is in additional to major funding from The Department of Health’s Grant Programme for Hospices.
The Harry Moseley Family Centre will be a comfortable, multi-purpose space offering families the privacy they need during a difficult time, but with the safety of 24 hour care from our specialist medical team. It will be fully accessible from the existing in-patient ward, flexible enough to accommodate the needs of multiple families or extended family members, and have its own fully accessible garden.
Georgina [Georgie?] Moseley, Help Harry Help Others Founder and Chairman said: “We are honoured to be supporting the construction of this new family centre. I know how important it is for families to be together when a loved one is living with terminal illness, so for us to help Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice to give other families the space and freedom to be together is wonderful.”
Tina Swani, Birmingham St Mary's Hospice Chief Executive said: “We pride ourselves on the support we offer to the entire family of an individual living with terminal illness. We encourage families to spend as much time as they need at the Hospice and this new centre will help us to give families greater comfort, space and privacy during this precious time with a loved one. We are so very grateful for the support of Help Harry Help Others. This new facility will help many more families, now and in the future, to build happy memories of a loved one.”
The design for the brand new centre has been created by architect, Paul Hicking. GI Sykes, will carry out the construction of the building, working closely with Arc Project Management.