Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Steel frame going up for the new centre

Building work on the new Palliative Care East information and supportive care centre is well underway and patients and visitors to the James Paget University Hospital can now see the centre's steelwork frame rapidly taking shape.

Suffolk-based ISG is building the £1.5 million Palliative Care East information and supportive care centre at the James Paget University Hospital.ISG started preliminary work on site today with the building due to be completed in December 2012. The architects are Norwich-based LSI Architects.

The Palliative Care East (PCE) appeal was launched in 2006 and the aim of the appeal is to provide Great Yarmouth and Waveney with a stunning information centre that will help people with incurable illnesses such as cancer, respiratory, neurological, and cardiac diseases.

The new centre will host a range of information and supportive care services provided by a wide range of organisations working in partnership: from the NHS, to local cancer charities, patient support groups, and bereavement groups. The centre will not provide palliative care beds.

The centre will be about living life. Many people need help to live as full a life as possible when they have an incurable condition. The centre will provide them with access to advice and support and will also signpost them to appropriate community services.