Huge £1m boost for Hampshire hospices

BOOST Rowans Hospice in Purbrook
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TWO hospices will share a windfall of more than £1m to help improve facilities.

The Rowans Hospice, in Purbrook, and Naomi House Children’s Hospice, near Winchester, will benefit from the huge cash injection from the government.

A total of 14 hospices across the south east will benefit from £5,892,600, which will be used to invest in creating new spaces for patients, their families and carers, while also supporting the care hospices provide to people in their own homes.

The Rowans and Naomi House were awarded £510,000 each.

Meanwhile, The Rosemary Foundation, a hospice at home service based in Petersfield, was given £25,000.

Announcing the funding, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said: ‘Hospices help patients and their families at what can be the most difficult part of their life.

‘This extra funding will help bring hospices up to date, so staff and volunteers can work in modern environments, helping them continue to provide wonderful support with compassion and kindness.

‘And patients will see a huge difference in their surroundings that play a considerable part in helping them psychologically and physically.’