Hospice battles to re-open after flash flooding

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A hospice is battling to re-open its day centre after it was damaged by flash flooding.

The Sue Ryder hospice in Leckhampton, Cheltenham, is still being dried out after water came up through the floor during last week's heavy rainfall.

The centre has had to close the facilities to 45 day patients, though it is trying to find a temporary room for them.

But the new floors cannot be laid until the building has dried out.

As a charity, the floods have hit the hospice hard. They have to pay the excess on their insurance, an amount which would have funded one nurse to care for someone for 50 days.

As a charity, the floods have hit the hospice hard. They have to pay the excess on their insurance, an amount which would have funded one nurse to care for someone for 50 days.

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