A care hospice in St Albans is appealing in hopes to raise £1million to redevelop it’s building into a community hub for those living with life-limiting illnesses.
Situated on Waverley Road, Grove House in St Albans is run by Rennie Grove Hospice Care and has been offering day hospices services to the local community since 1993.
Stewart Marks, our Chief Executive at explains: “Since Grove House opened in 1993, the needs of the local community have changed, and we are struggling to deliver the services needed in the spaces available.
“We have ambitious plans including trebling the space available by reconfiguring the internal area by expanding our range of services for patients, families, and carers.
“Meaning we are creating facilities to provide services the children and young adults we care for, making services accessible to all by opening in the evening and at weekends and creating an education suite to deliver first class training and development for Rennie Grove staff and other healthcare professionals.
“People live longer with life-limiting illness, so support needs to be available from the point of diagnosis to help them live well and manage their illness.
“By 2025 it is predicted that there will be 4,100 people aged 65+ with a life-limiting illness in Hertfordshire. We currently care for around 900. This is a huge increase and does not include those younger people who are diagnosed and need our support too.
“We currently care for children at home but have no facilities to offer services at Grove House for either them, or their families.
“In order to achieve all this, we must raise £1 million for the redevelopment work and are appealing for the support of the community, local businesses and individual donors to help us.
To find out more or to donate, visit wrenniegrove.org/GHappeal