Brandon welcomes Hospice site unveiling

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 … Continue reading Brandon welcomes Hospice site unveiling

Pulling pints to support local pubs

This evening I am hosting a pub quiz to raise funds for the East Coast Hospice at the Albion Public House in Gorleston. I won’t just be answering questions but will spend some time on the other side of the bar serving drinks to show my support for our local pubs. As a member of the cross-party beer group in Parliament I am passionate about helping the pub trade during this difficult time. The All Party Parliamentary Beer Group aims to promote the unique role of the pub in English society. I am really looking forward to doing a stint … Continue reading Pulling pints to support local pubs

Charity Spotlight – East Coast Hospice

The Great Yarmouth area needs a facility providing in-patient hospice care. I highlighted this and the lack of real choice for end-of-life-care in my debate in the House of Commons in June. It’s great news that we are one step closer to this aim, following the exchange of contracts for the conditional purchase by East Coast Hospice of a five acre site on Sidegate Road in Gorleston. The charity plans to build a ten-bed hospice and operate a specialist palliative care support service. That’s a mammoth task for a local charity that is independent from the National Health Service. The … Continue reading Charity Spotlight – East Coast Hospice