We want to showcase the warm and welcoming environment people will experience when visiting us and dispel some common myths about hospices.
The 360-degree virtual tour takes you into all areas of the hospice. It includes our drop-in Wellbeing Café, children’s counselling rooms and Memory Tree, as well as the assisted bathroom and training areas. Touchpoints located around the tour provide more information on the hospice care available.
Julie Heath, our chief executive, is excited for people to take a look:
“It’s wonderful to launch this new virtual tour during our 40th birthday year. Since the hospice opened, we’ve cared for thousands of local people and their families at the most difficult time of their lives.
There are a lot of myths about hospices being dark and depressing places where people come to die. This just isn’t the case, and now people can see for themselves what wonderful facilities we have here.
“The virtual tour can give people a lot of reassurance. For example, parents with children who need bereavement support, can show them inside our child-friendly counselling rooms. They can see what materials and equipment we have to help children communicate their feelings and emotions.
“Patients with a life-limiting condition can see that our rooms aren’t ‘clinical’ and very different to what they might experience inside a hospital.”