Herriot Hospice@The Lambert

Local people, organisations and groups have shaped this very special space, and are key to its future. We’re working together with our community to shape services and continue the legacy of the Lambert for future generations.

The much-loved former Lambert Memorial Hospital, in Thirsk will support local families living with terminal illness and bereavement, provided by Herriot Hospice Homecare.

Your new local hospice offers inpatient hospice care, bereavement support rooms, a café and community hub facility – providing a warm and welcoming place to visit and stay for local people.

The space will also be an important base for Herriot’s existing and growing HOME service, which already offers care to families in the comfort and safety of their own homes at the end of their lives; as well as our wellbeing services.

Herriot Hospice@The Lambert brings inpatient hospice care closer to home for families in Thirsk, Northallerton and across Hambleton and Richmondshire. It will mean people don’t have to make long and uncomfortable journeys when they, or someone important to them, is at the end of their life.

In addition, Herriot Hospice@The Lambert will provide increased emotional wellbeing and bereavement support locally, as well as a hub for our existing and expanding services – our HOME service and Wellbeing Network.

What is happening now? View all the latest photos below

We continue putting the finishing touches to Herriot Hospice@The Lambert to begin serving our community as soon as possible.

Over recent months, we have met a handful of unexpected construction challenges, which are beyond our control but important to our building transformation. However, we remain steadfast in our commitment to ensure Herriot Hospice@The Lambert’s care and support is available as soon as it can be, ensuring the building is welcoming, safe, and ready to deliver the high-quality care we are known for in the community.

We anticipate that our initial services to be delivered from Herriot Hospice@The Lambert will be our wellbeing support, as well as emotional wellbeing and bereavement support from Just ‘B’. The space will also act as a base for our growing HOME service.

We expect inpatient hospice care to shortly follow on this, and we have made huge strides in recruiting a highly-skilled team of staff and volunteers for Herriot Hospice@The Lambert.

Whether in Thirsk, Northallerton, or all the towns and villages across Hambleton and Richmondshire, without you – our community – Herriot Hospice@The Lambert’s vision, and the journey we’ve been on so far, wouldn’t have been realised. Together, we are very near completion and a hospice care facility for Hambleton and Richmondshire we can all be proud of.

You’ve played an integral part in our story so far, and to mark this remarkable support, we’ll be inviting you to join us and say thank you this September. Look out for more info coming soon.

As we prepare to offer our services from Herriot Hospice@The Lambert, our HOME team continues delivering care in the place people call home, when it is needed most.

How much will it cost?

The project to bring Herriot Hospice@The Lambert to our communities, will cost more than £1.7m, and thanks to the funds raised and pledged by our amazing community, we are now on track to open our doors as soon as possible.

The amazing support of partners Lambert League of Friends and former Hambleton District Council enabled us to kickstart the project, with construction beginning earlier this year alongside a public appeal to raise the remainder of the funds needed to complete the project. Alongside this, we were also pleased to receive a £250,000 grant from the Community Ownership Fund and Levelling Up Fund.

An innovative 36 hours campaign saw a tidal wave of support from our community, raising more than £450,000, and together with funds and pledged, helped us achieve our public appeal target.

As a local charity, your continued support is absolutely essential to ensure our new local hospice can be here today, tomorrow and in years to come.

Now, we’re asking our community to continue supporting their local hospice to ensure strong foundations ahead of our doors opening. All funds raised will support our team who are delivering care across our district right now, ensure we can grow a team of nurses and professionals to offer care from this very special site, and help us add the essential touches to make our hospice a real home from home.

How can I find out more and support Herriot Hospice@The Lambert?

Your continued support is vital to ensure your new local hospice can be here from opening, and through the years to come. Find out more below or call (01609) 777 413.

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Inpatient care

A warm and welcoming environment for patients and families

We warmly welcome friends and family to visit at any time - including pets, who we know are important members of the family too. Patient rooms have comfortable space for loved ones to be together and a dedicated family room offers additional space for loved ones.

Specialist equipment, such as adjustable bed and hoist will adapt to the needs of those staying at the hospice, ensuring they feel comfortable and supported.

Each inpatient room will also include access to the tranquil garden space and an en-suite bathroom, offering privacy and dignity and supports people to maintain their independence.

Bespoke features such as bed-width doors to an outside area will increase accessibility for patients at all stages of their illness; and our dedicated catering team will offer nourishing and lovingly-prepared meals tailored to each person's tastes and needs.

Community Hub

A bright and accessible space, here for everyone

As well as a space to support those using our services, this iconic space can be used to educate and inspire our community, by hosting educational talks, faciltating multidisciplinary meetings for local care givers, fundraising activites, and much more.

Our bright and accessible Community Hub offers a space for visitors, patients, community groups and professionals to use in a range of ways - getting together, relaxing with a cuppa, delivering training events or holding group meetings - the Hub is a flexible and welcoming space for everyone in our community.

Bereavement and emotional wellbeing support

in a safe and confidential space

These rooms will offer a safe space to support both adults and young people, giving them the tools to manage and cope with their grief, be that related to terminal illness or not.

Personalised 1:1 support will be offered to children, young people and adults free of charge, by specially trained volunteers and staff, from backgrounds such as counselling, health care, social work and education.

Please note, images show a representation of how this special space could be used to offer high-quality care in a safe and accessible environment. As plans take shape with our community, elements such as furnishings and fittings may differ from those pictured.

Other special spaces

Other spaces that feature as part of the plans include a patient and family garden to provide a tranquil oasis away from clinical areas for patients and their families, as well as a fully equipped kitchen that provides ample space and resources to create delicious and personalised meals for those staying with us, and those visiting for the day.

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