Prime Minister Theresa May attends ceremony for new hospice site

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Prime Minister Theresa May was a guest at the official Ground Breaking Ceremony of the new site of Thames Hospice last week.

The Prime Minister gave a speech in front of more than 80 supporters of the hospice, including Windsor MP Adam Afriyie and international Welsh rugby star Jonathan Davies OBE, who is Director of Stadia at Andrew Scott, the construction company undertaking the hospice’s building work.

Following the presentations, attendees gathered at the new site in Maidenhead to witness the official Ground Breaking Ceremony.

After more than 30 years in Windsor the hospice is relocating to a larger site in Maidenhead to keep up with demand – every day up to 10 people are waiting for a bed on the Inpatient Unit. The new site will have 28 private Inpatient rooms, a dedicated family room, education centre, and eight acres of wheel-chair friendly gardens. It is expected to open in 2020. Every day up to 10 people are waiting for a bed on our Inpatient UnitEvery day up to 10 people are waiting for a bed on our Inpatient Unit

Debbie Raven, Chief Executive, Thames Hospice, said:

“It was incredible to celebrate this momentous occasion with the Prime Minister, local dignitaries and many of our supporters. We wouldn’t be where we are today without their generosity and we’re thrilled to have them alongside us as we continue our journey to build a new hospice for the community.

“We have an ambitious build schedule ahead of us, but I am confident our fantastic construction company, Andrew Scott, will deliver ready for opening in summer 2020. We also remain determined to raise the remaining £2.5 million needed to complete the new hospice.”

For more information visit Thames Hospice

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