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We'll post regular updates to share the ways Herriot Hospice@The Lambert is evolving, and showcase the care this amazing community space will offer local families in the future.

Our vision for the future of hospice care and emotional support

Here we're excited to share how are plans for this special space are developing, and the ways your local hospice will deliver high quality care and support for local people.

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An inpatient unit consisting of ‘Step Up/Step Back’ beds will provide re-ablement and rehabilitation support to prevent hospital admissions (Step Up) or enabling discharge from hospital prior to returning home (Step Back). This will support the work of our increasingly stretched NHS services and provide a more specialist environment for those who require it.
As part of the plans, bereavement and emotional wellbeing support will also be extended with the provision of bereavement counselling suites, with at least one being specifically dedicated to children and young people.
A spacious room for the use of the community – the community hub elements of the plans – will provide a flexible space for a variety of activities to benefit local people. The hub will give outpatients access to our team of professionals through day support, where they will be supported to work towards personal goals to help them live as active and full a life as possible, as well as an opportunity to meet people and share experiences in a safe and friendly environment.

Inpatient care

A warm and welcoming environment for patients and families

We warmly welcome friends and family to visit at any time - including pets, who we know are important members of the family too. Patient rooms have comfortable space for loved ones to be together and a dedicated family room offers additional space for loved ones.

Specialist equipment, such as adjustable bed and hoist will adapt to the needs of those staying at the hospice, ensuring they feel comfortable and supported.

Each inpatient room will also include access to the tranquil garden space and an en-suite bathroom, offering privacy and dignity and supports people to maintain their independence.

Bespoke features such as bed-width doors to an outside area will increase accessibility for patients at all stages of their illness; and our dedicated catering team will offer nourishing and lovingly-prepared meals tailored to each person's tastes and needs.

Community Hub

A bright and accessible space, here for everyone

As well as a space to support those using our services, this iconic space can be used to educate and inspire our community, by hosting educational talks, faciltating multidisciplinary meetings for local care givers, fundraising activites, and much more.Our bright and accessible Community Hub offers a space for visitors, patients, community groups and professionals to use in a range of ways - getting together, relaxing with a cuppa, delivering training events or holding group meetings - the Hub is a flexible and welcoming space for everyone in our community.

Bereavement and emotional wellbeing support

in a safe and confidential space

These rooms will offer a safe space to support both adults and young people, giving them the tools to manage and cope with their grief, be that related to terminal illness or not.

Personalised 1:1 support will be offered to children, young people and adults free of charge, by specially trained volunteers and staff, from backgrounds such as counselling, health care, social work and education.

Please note, images show a representation of how this special space could be used to offer high-quality care in a safe and accessible environment. As plans take shape with our community, elements such as furnishings and fittings may differ from those pictured.

Other special spaces

Other spaces that feature as part of the plans include a patient and family garden to provide a tranquil oasis away from clinical areas for patients and their families, as well as a fully equipped kitchen that provides ample space and resources to create delicious and personalised meals for those staying with us, and those visiting for the day.

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Summer 2021

These images capture some of the unique elements within the space and show how historically this important building has been used. As we develop this vital community care space, we have an eye firmly on the future, but also on the past. As we uncover the character that makes the former Lambert Memorial Hospital so special, we’ll shape plans working sympathetically and respectfully to bring the building’s unique heritage and rich history to the fore.

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An vintage medical lamp is one of the unique fixtures in the building which will be carefully repurposed to become a feature in the new space, paying tribute to the building's rich history.
Original structures such as archways give character to this special building, and as the space takes shape we will preserve these important details.
A beautiful arched window will be lovingly adapted to enable outdoor access for patients and families, while respecting and preserving its character and shape.
As we prepare the building for its next stage, we are keeping a keen eye on where historic features can be restored, such as these beautiful stained glass windows.

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