John Bear gives seal of approval for new roof #familiesmatter

Published on: 16/05/2014

wirral_hospice_john_bear_roof_1Before the scaffolding started to come down, we had some fun sending John Bear up to check how the wonderful workers from Mellwood Construction Ltd had got on with our new roof. We can confirm that John Bear was very happy with the building being fully watertight and deemed everything shipshape and in top condition!

As some of you may recall, Wirral Hospice St John’s was very fortunate to be awarded a Dept of Health grant for £550,000 last year to help pay for some of the renovation that is currently underway. Building work has been carried out over the last few months and although the scaffolding on the outside is in the process of coming down, there is a still a lot more work that needs to be done inside the building before we are ready to open it.

Hospice care has evolved so much over the years and so the building work we are doing is a reflection of what is now needed to deliver care and support to our patients, their carers and families – both here at the Hospice itself but also out in the community.

Now that the actual building work is getting closer to being finished, we will be providing weekly updates on where we are with progress and also talking more about how the new building will enhance our care and support. We will also be talking more about how people and businesses can get involved in supporting our Families Matter Appeal, which is aiming to raise £250,000 to help pay for some of the additional cost of the building work, as well to equip and furnish the building.

We are so grateful to everyone for the support they already give us to help with paying for the Hospice’s running costs, which are more than £3million annually, and we appreciate that this is an additional ask of everyone for their money and time. However, we hope that when we explain more about what is already and what more will be happening with our Hospice care, that people will be keen to give that extra bit of support.

We look forward to updating you with more information next week, in the meantime if you have any questions please contact or call Teresa Nightingale on 0151 343 0778.

Author: Teresa Nightingale