Hospices North Yorkshire Jan 2024

CRASH helps North Yorkshire Hospice meet local community’s needs

Herriot Hospice Homecare provide hospice at home services including clinical and complimentary therapies, counselling and bereavement support for adults and children in the Hambleton and Richmondshire districts of North Yorkshire.

The Hospice was gifted a former NHS Hospital building, The Lambert, following its decommission in 2015. Herriot Hospice applied to CRASH for help transforming the former cottage hospital in Thrisk into Herriot Hospice at the Lambert, a modern hospice building that will offer in-patient care to the rural communities of Hambleton and Richmondshire.

The need

The two North Yorkshire districts cover 1,000 square miles between them. With no specialist palliative or hospice care services in the area, people in need of this support must make an un-comfortable long journey to receive the care they need and deserve. Loved ones visiting would also have to travel the long distance so they can spend precious moments together.

Herriot Hospice at The Lambert will make in-patient hospice care accessible in the area for the first time, helping to meet the needs of the local community. The Lambert will also house bereavement support rooms, a café and community hub facility – providing a warm and welcoming place for people to visit and stay.

The Project

CRASH visited The Lambert alongside Corporate Patron Arcadis in 2020 and issued a report outlining the hospices next best steps for refurbishment and conversion of their impressive building, the oldest parts of which were constructed in the late 1800’s. As the design developed CRASH Corporate Patrons were able to assist in the following ways:

  • The initial report prepared by Arcadis was provided free of charge and highlighted several recommendations, including an option to avoid significant demolition and rebuild works and consider internal reconfiguration of the existing building. This approach was adopted by the Hospice, saving a considerable amount of money.
  • JNP Group assessed the feasibility of installing a hoist track to the ceilings so patients can be moved safely and comfortably – their report was issued at a discounted rate.
  • A Quantity Surveyor from Arcadis donated their expertise free of charge to provide costings for the plasterboard and thermal flat roof as proposed in the initial report.
  • Kingspan agreed to donate the required thermal flat roof insulation free of charge.
  • To finalise the project, Dulux Decorator Centre donated the hospices carefully chosen paint colours free of charge while CRASH supporter, Johnson Tiles donated discounted wall tiles.

The outcome

  • High quality and patient-focused care will be available closer to home for local people, providing choice and control at a time when it can feel like this has been taken away.
  • The Lambert will offer a hub for specialist palliative care, education and bereavement support in a place that is accessible and sustainable for the long term.
  • The new hospice has the capacity to offer training, helping to upskill local healthcare professionals, and ensuring people can receive outstanding care across the community.

The Impact

  • The Gift in Kind value from donated expertise and products on the project totalled £12,855.
  • CRASH pledged a grant of £30,000 for this project, made possible thanks to the brilliant and generous fundraising of the UK construction sector.
  • Total value of support from CRASH, Corporate Patrons and supporters for this project was £42,855.

“We are extremely pleased to have been able to support Herriot Hospice Homecare from the outset of the project with initial design and procurement advice and cost consultancy services. Our role as Projects Advisor to CRASH provides us with a unique opportunity to visit projects at an early stage to provide professional expertise to the charities CRASH supports and help determine how its patrons might assist. It is fantastic to see the successful completion of Herriot Hospice@The Lambert.”

Guy Norton

Senior Director at Arcadis Consulting

“We’re incredibly grateful to CRASH and its corporate patrons and supporters for their generous support for Herriot Hospice@The Lambert. Their expertise and gifts in kind are helping us ensure we open our doors in early 2024. Without this fantastic support from right across our community, Herriot Hospice@The Lambert wouldn’t be in the place it is now – on the cusp of serving families across Hambleton and Richmondshire.”

Tony Collins

Chief Executive at Herriot Hospice Homecare

“The project to transform the former Lambert Memorial Hospital into a new local in-patient hospice and wellbeing hub is a significant undertaking, and one CRASH is proud to support. CRASH relies entirely on the generosity of the construction industry who offer their professional expertise, products and fundraising to construct places that care for people. We are confident that their donations at Herriot will leave a lasting impact, as the hospice continues to create a high-quality, patient-focused environment where people feel comfortable and cared for.”

Francesca Roberts

Chief Executive at CRASH

“We are extremely pleased to have been able to support Herriot Hospice Homecare from the outset of the project with initial design and procurement advice and cost consultancy services. Our role as Projects Advisor to CRASH provides us with a unique opportunity to visit projects at an early stage to provide professional expertise to the charities CRASH supports and help determine how its patrons might assist. It is fantastic to see the successful completion of Herriot Hospice@The Lambert.”

Guy Norton

Senior Director at Arcadis Consulting

“We’re incredibly grateful to CRASH and its corporate patrons and supporters for their generous support for Herriot Hospice@The Lambert. Their expertise and gifts in kind are helping us ensure we open our doors in early 2024. Without this fantastic support from right across our community, Herriot Hospice@The Lambert wouldn’t be in the place it is now – on the cusp of serving families across Hambleton and Richmondshire.”

Tony Collins

Chief Executive at Herriot Hospice Homecare

“The project to transform the former Lambert Memorial Hospital into a new local in-patient hospice and wellbeing hub is a significant undertaking, and one CRASH is proud to support. CRASH relies entirely on the generosity of the construction industry who offer their professional expertise, products and fundraising to construct places that care for people. We are confident that their donations at Herriot will leave a lasting impact, as the hospice continues to create a high-quality, patient-focused environment where people feel comfortable and cared for.”

Francesca Roberts

Chief Executive at CRASH

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