'We're NOT closing!' - Welwyn Garden City's Isabel Hospice is relocating
PUBLISHED: 10:17 01 November 2016 | UPDATED: 10:45 01 November 2016
A Welwyn Garden City based hospice sitting in the middle of a building site will be relocating temporarily.
Isabel Hospice’s In Patient Unit is currently surrounded by a hive of construction activity as the old QEII hospital in Howlands is demolished to make way for housing and a care home.
Cranes, diggers, mounds of rubble, building materials and fencing surround the hospice, which is why it will be moving its in patient service to more a peaceful environment as of November 7 for about six months.
Elizabeth Paske, director of clinical services at the charity, said “We are being absolutely clear in our message to the public and all our supporters, Isabel Hospice is not closing!
“We are simply relocating our in-patient services for a short period to the Hatfield Residential and Nursing Home in Tamblin Way, Hatfield.
“With the demolition of the hospital building going on around us, the environment is not conducive to offer end-of-life care at the IPU.”
See the Welwyn Hatfield Times in shops tomorrow for more.