Hampshire Hospices Surrey May 2021

CRASH Patron Morrisroe leads project to create 22 new parking spaces for patients and clinicians at Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice

Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care opened in 1979 and is the only hospice care service for adult patients, and their families, living with cancer or another advanced or terminal illness across the whole of West Surrey and part of North East Hampshire. The hospice serves a catchment of c.550,000 people, providing a range of free services to ensure that adult patients and families can make the most of their lives because every day is precious.

The need

Phyllis Tuckwell applied to CRASH for help with expanding their onsite car parking used by patients, visitors and clinicians. The hospice’s location adjacent to two primary schools and close proximity to a railway station meant that there was extreme pressure on local roads, which had in recent years seen parking charges introduced. The parking spaces available had become increasingly limited and as a result, those using the hospice were having to park further and further away and spend time looking for a space.

Peter Foxton, Director of Income Generation at Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care, explained why the project was needed and what he hoped it would achieve:

“On a normal day anyone arriving after 8.00am is unlikely to find onsite parking meaning they have to park on local roads. Restrictions mean they then need to move their cars periodically throughout the day to avoid fines…Increasing the number of onsite spaces will mean we have greater availability of spaces for key workers particularly those who are working shifts around the clock and often leave in hours of darkness. We also hope this will lead to a better availability of spaces for patients, who often have mobility issues, and their families and carers.”

The solution

CRASH channelled the professional expertise and skills of our Corporate Patron companies to expand the onsite car park with minimal impact on the local environment, by creating 22 additional car parking spaces.

Corporate Patron Morrisroe led the project and undertook the work on site. Fellow Patron Arcadis helped with support and engineering advice at the design stage.

How CRASH Corporate Patrons helped

The total value of support for the project was a huge £69,922.

  • £39,922 of assistance from CRASH Corporate Patrons donating professional services and skills.
  • £30,000 cash grant awarded by CRASH

The money and resources saved on professional expertise and construction, combined with the grant awarded, meant the hospice only had to pay a very small proportion of the overall costs.  CRASH’s involvement enabled Phyllis Tuckwell  to focus their resources on doing what they do best, supporting patients, their carers’ and families in the local community now and in the future.

The social impact

“We were really pleased to work with CRASH on this project. Parking has been a huge challenge for our patients, visitors and staff for many years, and CRASH worked with us to create 22 new parking spaces outside our Hospice in Farnham. They linked us up with technical experts to make sure our plans were fully developed and up to spec, found partners to help make the project a reality, and provided financial support too. With their support, the project was a real success, and we are delighted with the result. Being able to find a parking space on site at the start of each day makes things much less stressful for us all. Our clinicians can now get in and out to appointments much more quickly, instead of having to scour the local roads for a parking space and being able to find a parking space quickly and easily is also important for visitors coming to see loved ones at the Hospice. Thank you CRASH!”

Sarah Church

Chief Executive at Phyllis Tuckwell Hospicecare

“Thank you to our wonderful Corporate Patrons Arcadis and Morrisroe. You should feel incredibly proud of what you have achieved, particularly during the Covid-19 pandemic This project means patients will be able to access care without worrying about parking, family and friends will be able to visit loved ones more easily, and staff will have a greater opportunity to park on site.”

Francesca Roberts

Chief Executive at CRASH

“We were really pleased to work with CRASH on this project. Parking has been a huge challenge for our patients, visitors and staff for many years, and CRASH worked with us to create 22 new parking spaces outside our Hospice in Farnham. They linked us up with technical experts to make sure our plans were fully developed and up to spec, found partners to help make the project a reality, and provided financial support too. With their support, the project was a real success, and we are delighted with the result. Being able to find a parking space on site at the start of each day makes things much less stressful for us all. Our clinicians can now get in and out to appointments much more quickly, instead of having to scour the local roads for a parking space and being able to find a parking space quickly and easily is also important for visitors coming to see loved ones at the Hospice. Thank you CRASH!”

Sarah Church

Chief Executive at Phyllis Tuckwell Hospicecare

“Thank you to our wonderful Corporate Patrons Arcadis and Morrisroe. You should feel incredibly proud of what you have achieved, particularly during the Covid-19 pandemic This project means patients will be able to access care without worrying about parking, family and friends will be able to visit loved ones more easily, and staff will have a greater opportunity to park on site.”

Francesca Roberts

Chief Executive at CRASH

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