As in legend the Hospice has, like the phoenix, risen renewed and rejuvenated in a great part thanks to the support given to us from the local community. We are very fortunate indeed to be able to offer to our patients the very best in modern Hospice accommodation.
At St Michaels Hospice we are very proud of our new state of the art patient rooms. Every patient room is a single and has en suite shower room facilities. This allows us to provide personalised and dignified care in the very best environment. As anyone who has visited the Hospice will know, we are also blessed in that the position we occupy high above St Leonard’s, means most of the rooms also have a wonderful view of either our stunning gardens or the sea and indeed, in many cases, both.
Each room is decorated in interior designer colours gifted to the Hospice by Dulux. In every room there is a wardrobe and a chest of drawers so that patients can make themselves right at home. Every room also has a fridge so drinks can be kept cold and enjoyed.
Each en suite is in essence a wet room with a shower, sink and toilet. The use of hygienic pvc wall cladding means the en suites are easy to keep clean and always presented in the best of order.
As well as all the interior design, many of the rooms also feature state of the art hoisting equipment enabling the nurses to provide safe and effective care to each person in our care. We also have wifi access throughout the building enable patients, their relatives and friends to stay in touch.
Much of what we have been able to do with the Hospice accommodation is due to the generosity of the people of Hastings and Rother who have supported the phoenix appeal so magnificently. At St Michael’s Hospice we are so grateful for this support because, like our supporters, we are passionate about the quality of the care we provide and being able to do so in clean, modern, practical and beautiful surrounding contributes to our ability to do this.