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Priscilla Bacon Hospice development

Topping-out ceremony marks successful milestone at the new Priscilla Bacon Hospice

A special event to celebrate a development milestone at the new Priscilla Bacon Hospice has been held, with NCH&C staff playing a key part in the occasion.

The traditional topping-out ceremony paid tribute to the construction process and marks the completion of the structure and the roof. Charlotte Shaw, Quality Matron for Palliative Care, and Sarah Gough, Consultant, both from NCH&C’s Priscilla Bacon Lodge, were among those who scaled the building to pour beer on the roof as part of the celebration. Charlotte and Sarah are pictured below in yellow high vis vests.

PBH Topping Out roof pic

The £12.5 million target funds have almost been raised to build the new hospice on the site at NNUH, with a completion date of May 2023. NCH&C staff from Priscilla Bacon Lodge will move into the building in June 2023 and continue to provide expert palliative and end of life care at the new hospice. The new hospice will also have a day treatment wing, wellbeing suite including a gym, family stay room, training research and education areas, space to host a community hub, and offices.

Topping Out, NCH&C staff

Staff from NCH&C celebrate the new Priscilla Bacon Hospice development