The Lambert; a new home for Herriot Hospice Homecare
Plans are progressing for Herriot Hospice Homecare to transform a much-loved community space in Thirsk into a community hub for people living with terminal illness and bereavement in Hambleton and Richmondshire.
With the support of our local community and partnerships with the Lambert League of Friends and Hambleton District Council, we are bringing the former Lambert Memorial Hospital, in Thirsk, back into use as a local hospice care base. This will significantly increase the accessibility and availability to hospice care for families across our community.
Please note that the image on the right was taken pre-Covid-19 in March 2020.
As part of our plans, we will renovate the space to create a new four-bed inpatient unit, bereavement counseling rooms, an education centre, café and community hub facility with meeting space and IT facilities. The building will also become the home for our much-loved and already established community services, including the end of life care home service, sitting, befriending and driving services.
The idea of using the former NHS hospital to provide much-needed hospice services began when more than 600 people put forward suggestions to Hambleton District Council as part of a public consultation into the future of the Lambert building. The council agreed with the community-identified need for hospice care in their area and formally gifted the building to Herriot, the public’s preferred choice of provider.
Partners in our project include the Lambert League of Friends and Hambleton District Council.
Updates on our plans
We are delighted that our vision has taken a significant step forward after our Joint Chair of Trustees Dr Hilary Enevoldson (right) and Trustee Dr Rosie Page (left) signed the documents to confirm our ownership of the former Lambert Memorial Hospital, after it was gifted by Hambleton District Council.
Hilary said: “We are delighted to take a huge step forward in bringing inpatient care to those who need it most across Hambleton and Richmondshire.
“People in Thirsk put their trust in us via public consultation in 2019, and thanks to partners including Hambleton District Council and the Lambert League of Friends, we are now able to work towards securing what we need to ensure we can be there for the community and their loved ones in the years to come.”
Rosie said: “Ensuring that everybody living with terminal illness and bereavement across our communities has access to care and support when they need it most is why we exist, and we are pleased to move one stage further on the journey to making our plans a reality.”
Please note that this image was taken before the current Covid-19 restrictions were introduced.
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