Hospice Open Day will welcome public

A North Lincolnshire hospice will be opening its doors to the local community on Thursday 29 March.

Lindsey Lodge Hospice on Burringham Road, Scunthorpe, is run as an independent charity to provide free of charge, specialist care to North Lincolnshire people with any progressive life-limiting illness, and supports their family and carers during illness and into bereavement.

After a series of successful open days in 2017 the charity-run Hospice will hold its first drop-in event of 2018 between 10am and 7pm. Visitors will be invited to take a tour of the Hospice, and view its newly-refurbished inpatient accommodation, which has been entirely funded by generous donations from people in the local community, as well as learning more about its 24 hour care service, therapies and family support.

Lindsey Lodge Hospice Deputy Chief Executive Maureen Georgiou said: “The Hospice plays such an important role in the local community, and works hand-in-hand with other health services, but despite this, many people are unsure about our work and what to expect when they visit us.

“We’ve also welcomed a new Speciality Palliative Doctor and two GP trainees, so this is a great opportunity to come along and meet them too.”

She added: “We want to encourage other health professionals and the local community to step inside and better understand our services to see what we are able to provide.”

As well as taking a tour of the Hospice, there will also be a chance to visit its Cake Lounge, an onsite café and shop, which is open to the public Monday to Saturday, between 10am and 4pm, serving light snacks and drinks.