Marie Curie Hospice in Penarth reopens its doors today following a £1.7m refurbishment.
The hospice, which was built 25 years ago, supports people with terminal cancer and other illnesses, along with their families.
The money has been used to improve and modernise patient and family facilities.
The improvements include:
- Additional single-occupancy rooms
- New en-suite facilities for the hospice’s multi-bed wards
- Refurbished visitor areas
- Modernised reception area
– Karen Stephens, Hospice Manager
We are hugely pleased to welcome our patients back to the hospice's new and improved facilities. These improvements will directly benefit the needs of our patients and provide more space for families to spend time together.
The hospice provides support to around 1,200 cancer patients in Wales each year.
One of them is 28-year-old Michael Davies, a police officer from St Mellons.
– Michael Davies, Marie Curie Hospice patient
Marie Curie Cancer Care has been a fantastic support to not only me but also to my family and friends. The environment here is very different to a hospital - the staff are such a great support.
As part of the improvements, the hospice - formerly known as Marie Curie Hospice, Penarth - has been re-named Marie Curie Hospice, Cardiff and the Vale.
It will be officially reopened by Lesley Griffiths AM, Minister for Health and Social Services.
– Lesley Griffiths AM
I am delighted to officially reopen the hospice, which provides such important specialist care. It is a very special facility, which I know will support a great many people.