Wakefield Hospice Outdoors Family Area
To landscape a new family area outside the family room, providing a haven with numerous benefits for patients and families giving a better quality of life and care whilst creating lasting memories for family members. A private area to maintain dignity, it will be accessible for wheelchairs and bed bound patients and confined for children’s safety.
- Support patients with a life limiting or long term illness within a safe and private context to maintain dignity within a suitable, safe environment that is functional and accessible with access to appropriate facilities.
- Provide a long term benefit for patients and families offering a non-threatening, non-clinical environment, especially for children and young people to interact at a time of significant psychological distress.
- Provide, encourage and enable personal celebrations and support other calendar/seasonal events to be celebrated, as these are important milestones for patients approaching end of life and can leave important memories for families after a bereavement.
How we will achieve our goals
By funding the expertise, ensuring we meet our health and safety obligations, and materials needed to complete the project to pave a patio area and erect a trellis for privacy and dignity; core principles at the hospice. Remaining funds will be used to purchase plants for ambiance and garden games and outdoor play equipment for social interaction.
Where the money will go
Wakefield Hospice serves the people of Wakefield. Our community can access our services free of charge when the need arises. This project will provide a private area for families and patients to interact at a time of significant psychological distress and offer equality of access ensuring all patients and visitors can go outside should they wish.
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Staff getting their hands dirty8 July 2016
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