We’re nearly there!
Our brand new hospice will be finished in the next few weeks and handed over to us.  The building will then be commissioned and everyone trained and acquainted with all our new equipment and new procedures.  This means that we will now be opening to patients at the beginning of March.  A little behind schedule but we want to make sure everything is exactly as we need it before moving in.  We have worked hard to achieve the ‘home from home’ feeling that our patients and their families value so much.  Bedrooms have cabinets to house the medical gasses, suction systems and hoists, the hoist rails are recessed into the ceilings.  Furnishings, although approved for infection control, have a softer and less institutional feel. The new hospice will provide 10 new ground floor ensuite inpatient rooms, new relatives room, treatment and therapy rooms, renovated and enlarged Day Care Centre, as well as improved visitors, reception areas and a Sanctuary for quiet moments.
Thank you so very much to every one who has generously donated and enabled us to to build and equip this outstanding new medical facility for the people of Andover, Stockbridge and the surrounding villages.

                   

 

Join our outstanding team at an exciting time
We are looking for a motivated skilled professional Band 5 registered nurse to care for patients and their families across our palliative care services, which include an inpatient unit, day and community palliative care services. If you’re a motivated individual who is committed to providing high quality compassionate care, with excellent communication skills who can lead and develop teams – then we would love to hear from you.  Applicants should have post registration experience in a relevant setting and be keen to develop their career.  Contact Sarah McGaughey in the first instance by email.   (No agencies please)

 

Day Care Visitors
It’s been a busy month for our Day Care patients.  They have had a visit from C Blake & Son, the florist, who are a generous corporate supporter of CoBH.  Sarah brought a magnificent array of colourful blooms so patients could create wonderful Valentine’s arrangements.  They also met a Parliamentarian (Roundhead) and Royalist (Cavalier) – two great English Civil War renactors.   Thank you for coming to see us.                                                                           

 

More Events and Fundraising Thanks

*Thank you to Andover Museum Loft Singers, Chant Close Coffee Morning, Chilbolton Village Shop, Crown Inn, Dower House Nursing Home, Friends of Rookwood School, Golden Eagles Line Dance Club, Goodworth Clatford Village Club, Peter Pan Club, St Nicholas Church Longparish, Silver Birch Gospel Chapel, Singing for Fun Group and Test Valley Retired Staff Association for your support in January.

*Huge congratulations to everyone involved with the Unity Christian Theatre production of Strangers in the Night. It was awesome. Michele was delighted to sit next to Rosemary Sabroe who made the costumes for the group for many years and who chose CoBH as the charity for these performances in memory of her husband Per. Thank you so much.

*Delighted to welcome Andre and Helen of Andre’s blinds to CoBH.    They raised a wonderful £250 from their Christmas Hamper Raffle

*Thank you to Clos du Marquis, Elite Garage, The George Inn, Kenyons, Lucy’s Kitchen, Mace Store, Martin’s Garage and Pinchbeck & Son for your collecting tins in January.

*Thank you to Laura Baynes and staff at Test Valley Borough Council who raise £182.10 on their Christmas Hamper Raffle.

 

Help Wanted

Are you a qualified Hairdresser or Masseur?
Could you spare a couple of hours once a month to cut hair or provide a massage to our patients?  Please contact Michele for an initial chat.

 

Save the Date

10@10 Late Night Walk Saturday 20th June  entries open 1st April

 

 

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Countess of Brecknock Hospice Trust -Covid-19 Statement

Updated as of 15 June 2020:

All visitors to the hospice are now required to wear a mask.

Thank you for your support and patience over this difficult time and for helping to protect our patients and staff.

Michele Gard

Director of the Hospice Charitable Trust