As you probably know, we are very close to opening our newly built facility, here at Willen Hospice. As our community grows and more families need our care, we set out to improve the Hospice for future generations, thanks to the generous legacy donations of hospice supporters.

We also received vital additional funding donated by trusts and foundations, including brilliant local funders, MK Community Foundation (MKCF) who support our work. MKCF generously awarded Willen Hospice a grant of £52,055 for the extension and reconfiguration of the Hoist and Tracking System on our In-Patient Unit.

The Hoist and Tracking system ensures our patients are transferred safely, and with dignity, from their beds into riser recliner chairs, wheelchairs, shower chairs, and en-suite facilities.

In July, we invited Daniel and Charlotte from the organisation, to one of our training sessions for our clinical staff. These sessions gave our nurses the opportunity to explore the recently transformed areas of the In-Patient Unit, including the MKCF funded Hoist and Tracking System.

MKCF were able to experience, first hand, exactly how their support will help our patients and nurses. Daniel put it best when he said “To be in the room and witness how beneficial the system will be for your patients and staff was truly inspiring.”

We are so grateful for the support of MKCF for ensuring our patients have access to the best possible care, technology and facilities.

It was made even more meaningful this week, as we welcomed the very first patients into our new rooms. We shared pictures of the new rooms on our social media platforms and were overjoyed by all the lovely comments we received. You can read them here