I have today welcomed the official unveiling of the site of Margaret Chadd House in Hopton.
The site, which received planning permission in September, is less than a mile from James Paget University Hospital and will be home to the long-awaited palliative care hospice, put in place by East Coast Hospice.
The planning permission granted to East Coast Hospice for the Sidegate Road site is for a 10 bed in patient and 10 place day-care specialist palliative care unit.
I am delighted that, after so much hard work by East Coast Hospice, the site for Margaret Chadd House has been officially unveiled today. Once complete, the hospice will make a real difference to local people, providing the high quality end-of-life care that residents need and deserve. An independent hospice will be a wonderful and much needed addition for Great Yarmouth.
Separately we also have the launch of the plan to extend Louise Hamilton Centre, which provides information and emotional support, with the aim now to have the ability to offer beds as well as places for day-care patients. I am pleased that, after so many years of a dearth of palliative care in Great Yarmouth, these two organisations will meet the area’s demands so well. I look forward to watching the site develop into the finished hospice and will continue to support the work for a Hospice and palliative care provision in Great Yarmouth and Westminster.