After two years in the making, our Anglesey Hospice will finally commence building work this month with a view to complete before the end of the year.
We give thanks to Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board for working with us on this project to ensure we can grow our number of hospice beds on the island, allowing our care to be more accessible across North West Wales.
The four bedded inpatient unit will be the first of its kind in Wales by replacing redundant ward space at a local community hospital; Ysbyty Penrhos Stanley, Holyhead. Not only will this save on the costs of a new build, but it will also enable a much closer working relationship between the charity, the Local Health Board and local community links ensuring that patients get the very best care that they need.
The new inpatient unit will offer respite and end of life care. The four bedrooms will be furnished with the best clinical equipment including; specialist beds and mattresses, hoists and recliner chairs to ensure that patients can remain as independent as possible, for as long as possible. Each bedroom will benefit from seafront or garden views with outdoor spaces through patio doors.
The new hospice will grow the charity’s overall number of beds from fourteen to eighteen and will offer the same fantastic level of care that has become synonymous with St David’s Hospice over the past twenty years. With your help, we hope to see the first patient using the new facility by February 2020.
The total cost of the project, including the capital build and running costs for year one, will be £950,000. Due to a number of significant legacies received over the years, the Board of Trustees has committed half of the capital/revenue costs towards this project.
We now seek local support to raise the remaining £475,000 which will ensure that all four beds can be opened next year.
How you can help
- Join the St David’s Hospice Lottery
The first nurse to be employed at the Anglesey Hospice will be funded by five hundred new members to the St David’s Hospice Lottery. For just £1 per week, you can support the Hospice regularly and also be in with the chance of winning up to £1000 per week! Please see page 8 for more details on how you can join.
- Eat & drink with us
Having taken over the Oriel Mon café from the council in May 2019, all profits from the newly furbished Café Dewi at Oriel Mon, Llangefni will go towards funding the new Anglesey Hospice.
Café Dewi, Oriel Ynys Mon, Rhosmeirch, Llangefni LL77 7TQ
- Shop with us
The Hospice has a network of 26 shops across North West Wales, selling good quality second-hand clothing, bric-a-brac and furniture. Our Anglesey shops are situated in Llangefni, Beaumaris, Llanfairpwll, Menai Bridge, Benllech and Valley. The newest store in Holyhead is due to open in October.
- Volunteer with us
There will be a number of volunteering roles required to ensure that the new hospice is sustainable. If you have spare time and would like to contribute please get in touch using the details below.
- Organise an event or give a donation
Every penny counts. For more information about how you can support the Anglesey Hospice build and how the Hospice can help you to organise a local event, please contact:
Ella Baxendale, Area Fundraiser –
Jane Jones, Community Fundraiser –
or call the Anglesey Fundraising Office 01248 751022
St David’s Hospice is thankful to The Big Lottery Fund, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, The Isle of Anglesey Charitable Trust and The Ratcliff Foundation for individual contributions towards the project.