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Community appeal launched as "hospice in the hospital" takes a step closer to opening

St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice

A community appeal has been launched ahead of the opening of a pioneering “hospice in the hospital” at Grantham.

St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice, within Grantham and District Hospital, is currently being equipped.

Staff need to raise an additional £85,000 to do this.

The new £1.2 million unit will care for more than 160 people from across South West

Lincolnshire each year – saving them and their family and friends a 60-mile round journey to the county’s only inpatient unit at Nettleham Road, Lincoln.

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New hospice in Louth

A new hospice that provides palliative day care to people with cancer and life-limiting illnesses has opened in Lincolnshire.

The centre in Louth cost £750,000 to build - money all raised within the local community. The land on which the building stands was also donated.

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