Its In-Patient Unit (IPU), which offers symptom management and end-of-life care, has been temporarily relocated to Camberley. It is under Phyllis Tuckwell management and the care provided there is given by the same Phyllis Tuckwell staff as in the old hospice.
Its community team continues to care for patients in their own homes or care homes, providing support for them and their families as they live everyday life with their illness, and offering compassionate end of life care for patients who are spending their last days at home.
Its Living Well services for individual outpatient appointments and groups are based at the Beacon Centre in Guildford, which has recently been refurbished and now includes new consulting and group session rooms, updated IT infrastructure, energy efficient LED lighting throughout, and flooring materials and colours appropriate for dementia care.
Phyllis Tuckwell provides Hospice Care for people who are living with an advanced or terminal illness, such as cancer, and its new state-of-the-art hospice will enable its specialist teams to care for more local patients and families in the coming years.
“We are very much open for business throughout the duration of the build – whether patients come to us and are cared for on our IPU or at our Beacon Centre, or we visit them in their own homes or care homes,” said Sarah Church, chief executive at Phyllis Tuckwell. “There’s nothing more important to us than caring for people who are living with an advanced or terminal illness, supporting them through to the end of their lives. We are delighted to be able to continue providing all our services whilst we build our much-needed new Hospice for our local community.”
To find out more about Phyllis Tuckwell’s new Hospice project, visit www.pth.org.uk/new-hospice.