Andover’s Countess of Brecknock Hospice receives share of grants to improve hospice facilities

The Countess of Brecknock Hospice in Andover is to receive £509,463 from the Department of Health as part of the Capital Grant Scheme in which hospices across England have been awarded £60m to improve end of life care.

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Countess of Brecknock Hospice, Andover War Memorial Hospital, Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital and Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester, will work with the Countess of Brecknock Hospice Trust to expand and redevelop the day care unit at the hospice prix maca viagra naturel.

The Countess of Brecknock Hospice opened in 1990. The six-bedded in-patient unit provides palliative medicine and terminal care and the hospice also offers treatment and support on a short term and day care basis.

The day care unit provides a break from routine for patients and a place to relax and share experiences with others, as well as support and respite for families and carers. Care and support offered includes assisted bathing, physiotherapy and complementary therapies, which help to make life as normal and manageable as possible, alongside medical treatments.

Dame Mary Fagan, DCVO JP, Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire and Chairman of the Countess of Brecknock Hospice Trust, said: “I am delighted that Hampshire Hospitals have won a grant from the Department of Health to refurbish the day hospice in Andover. This is something I know will be of great value to patients and their families.”

HHFT Consultant and Clinical Director of Cancer Services, Dr Lara Alloway, said: “This funding will allow us to enhance the environment and increase the capacity and variety of treatments offered in the day hospice. This is a much valued local service, which we are committed to developing as part of our investment in Andover War Memorial Hospital.”

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