About the Appeal
St Peter’s Hospice is the only adult hospice for Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset, supporting a population of almost one million. It has provided excellent end of life care for patients and their families since 1978. The current Hospice and Inpatient Unit (IPU) at Brentry opened in 1998. Today, the Inpatient Unit needs to meet more acute clinical needs and respond to changes in palliative care to make the stay more comfortable for patients, families and friends.
A complete redesign and rebuild of the IPU to include a significant ground floor extension, plus expansion of the first floor, is required, at a cost of £5.66m. With the cost of re-housing the Hospice during the build phase, and taking other costs and savings into account, the total project will cost £6.53m. St Peter’s Hospice has set aside £4m, leaving a funding shortfall of £2.53m.
The timeframe is constrained by the availability of temporary accommodation at a new facility in Keynsham run by St Monica Trust. The work onsite will commence in September 2017 and be completed by October 2018, by which time the funds must be secured.