Work has been completed to resurface the terrace outside the Inpatient Unit, making it safer and simpler for patients to move from their rooms into the hospice garden.
The old slab paving was in urgent need of repair, but thanks to work funded by construction industry charity CRASH, patients and families will be able to enjoy the garden at Myland Hall in safety for many years to come.
Speaking at the official opening of the terrace our Chief Executive Mark Jarman-Howe said: “It’s great to have the support of CRASH to transform the terrace. It’s made a massive difference to an area that is used by 300 patients and their families each year. It’s also great to have had the support of a number of local businesses.”
Karen Causton, Head of the Inpatient Unit (IPU) said: “The gorgeous gardens so wonderfully maintained by volunteers has always been used as an extension to the IPU. Thanks to CRASH we have a lovely new terrace which can be accessed more safely and smoothly by patients on beds so that they can enjoy being outside in the garden with their family and friends. The old terrace was very bumpy so it was difficult for wheelchair users to access. Now it is a lovely smooth surface that is safe for all to use and enjoy.”
We are grateful to construction industry CRASH and their patrons, including A Plant of Colchester and Forterra for assisting with the cost of the work both financially and through the donation of materials.
CRASH helps homeless and hospice charities with construction related projects offering professional expertise, obtaining building materials and awarding cash grants.
Francesca Robert, Chief Executive of CRASH said, “It’s an honour to have been able to help St Helena Hospice. I hope that everyone can really enjoy the terrace and the beautiful gardens. We’re very pleased to have been able to do our own small bit to help.”
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SinglePoint is a 24/7 advice and support helpline which helps to coordinate an individual’s care with the hospice. SinglePoint also works alongside other healthcare services such as GPs, Community Nurses or Specialists.
To contact a patient at The Hospice please find the address and telephone number below. Phone calls can be made to patients at any time of the day or week. You can contact Inpatient Services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The Hospice, Myland Hall, Barncroft Close, Highwoods, Colchester, C04 9JU
Telephone: 01206 845 566
You can contact The Hospice in the Home Team Monday to Friday, between 9.00am and 5.00pm on:
Telephone: 01206 845 566
Tendring community team
Telephone: 01255 221 222
You can contact the Joan Tomkins Centre (Colchester) Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm on:
Telephone: 01206 848 163
Fax: 01206 752 245
You can contact the St Helena Tendring Centre (Clacton) Monday to Friday, between 9.00am and 5.00pm on 01255 221 222
Tendring Centre Postcode for Sat Navs: CO15 1EU
The HR Team can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm on 01206 931 466
To contact the St Helena Finance Team please telephone 01206 931 450 Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm
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If you, or a member of your family has a life-limiting illness and would like to discuss whether St Helena care services can help, you can contact the SinglePoint telephone service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 01206 890 360
To contact the St Helena Bereavement Support team please telephone the bereavement helpline: 01206 984 274, Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm
The Learning and Development Centre is open Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm and can be contacted on 01206 851 560
For more information on the St Helena Service User Group please contact Chair, Ken Aldred on 01206 751 397
To contact the Lottery team please call 0800 285 1390 or visit the website here, Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm.
If you would like to write to or visit the Lottery team, the address is: Your Hospice Lottery Office Unit 6 The Atrium, Phoenix Square, Wyncolls Road, Colchester CO4 9AS.
Feedback, comments and complaints about St Helena care and support services may be made verbally or in writing to: Director of Care, St Helena, Myland Hall, Barncroft Close, Highwoods, Colchester, CO4 9JU. To speak to a member of our team, call 01206 845 566