Casa Sperantei hospice in Bucharest fully operational

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The building was officially opened in September 2014 by the Duchess of Norfolk, and the existing home care, outpatient, educational and support services were moved to the new Centre.

The day care centre for adults opened in November and the inpatient unit for adults and young adults, which has 23 beds, began operating in May this year.

A new eight-bed unit for younger children with advanced cancer will be opened on the top floor early in 2016. 

Graham Perolls, president of Casa Sperantei and director of Hospices of Hope, said: “It has been so rewarding, after so many years of fundraising, to see the building gradually come to life and to see the patients finally getting the care they deserve.

“Having to train a completely new team from scratch has not been easy, but the Brasov hospice team has been fully involved and we have also had some wonderful volunteer trainers from the UK.  

“The lovely location beside a lake and a monastery gives the patients great views and yet it is still very close to the city. The State funding body is contributing 20% of the costs but it will be an ongoing challenge to raise the balance of funds needed to run all the services.”

Hospices of Hope will be hosting a fundraising Piano Recital at Leighton House Museum in London on 26 November. Find out more on ehospice events pages.

Find out more about Casa Sperantei and Hospices of Hope on their websites. 

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