Planned hospice in Great Yarmouth is ‘out of the starting blocks’

Aerial photos, taken by Mike Page, of the site of Margaret Chadd House (East Coast Hospice), in Gorl

Aerial photos, taken by Mike Page, of the site of Margaret Chadd House (East Coast Hospice), in Gorleston. - Credit: Mike Page

Work continues on the site of Margaret Chadd House, on Sidegate Road and six weeks after 'breaking ground' on November 18 some significant changes have been made.

Aerial photos, taken by Mike Page, of the site of Margaret Chadd House (East Coast Hospice), in Gorl

Aerial photos, taken by Mike Page, of the site of Margaret Chadd House (East Coast Hospice), in Gorleston. - Credit: Mike Page

The outline of the inpatient unit, day care unit and reception area are clearly marked in new aerial photos released by the East Coast Hospice, and the access road, car park, and drop off point have been gravelled; ready for patients and visitors to park for free when using the facilities.

Now that all planning permission conditions have been met by the charity they are moving on to the next phases of the project. They will now begin working with interior design agencies and equipment providers, as well as continuing crucial fundraising activities, and raising the public awareness of the 'vital choice' Margaret Chadd House will provide the communities of Great Yarmouth and Waveney once built.

Chairman of East Coast Hospice, Jennifer Beesley, is leading the project. She said: 'We are out of the starting blocks now and well into the marathon.

'Margaret Chadd House is now on its way to being a reality, not a dream and will be a hospice for the future to ensure people have choice at the end of their life.'

nIf you would like to contribute to 'Raising the Roof' of Margaret Chadd House you can send a cheque via the office address (ECH, Sussex Road Business Centre, Gorleston, NR316PF) or via the website (www.EastCoastHospice.org.uk/Donate). The charity assure that you can be confident in the knowledge that 100pc of your donation will go towards the capital build costs.