Project information

Hospice Coffee Lounge

Creation of a coffee lounge in a central atrium area of the Hospice, creating a conservatory style area that would become a relaxed and informal coffee lounge. The area would be furnished with comfortable chairs/ sofas and coffee tables and act as a welcoming area for patients and visitors

Approx 4 months to create once funding in place

Charity information: Eden Valley Hospice

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  • Need


    At present we have no where that patients or visitors can go for a sit down and a cup of coffee. This means they have to gather in the patients bedroom or use 1 of the meeting rooms which are not ideal for an informal gathering. This means patients are reliant on nursing staff to make a cup of tea/coffee for their visitors. There is also no facilities to entertain children who are visiting patients.


    The coffee lounge will solve all the problems listed above plus it will add a degree of normality to the day. Arranging to meet your visitors in the coffee lounge is a much more normal activity that meeting in a bedroom. Plus it will have an area that will give children a play area that will keep them entertained while parents visit the patient. The lounge will also be used by our out-patients as a friendly area they can use while waiting to see a doctor or nurse.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To create an informal welcoming area that can be used by patients and visitors


    » Creation of the coffee lounge.

    Success will be patients and visitors using the facility

  • Impact


    This will significantly change the patients experience and the feeling of a 'home from home' for visitors


    Lack of initial funding will delay the creation of the area


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  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £56,750

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      Amount Heading Description
      £34,000 Builderwork Creation of the consevatory style area for the coffee lounge
      £7,250 HLP Installation of lighting, heating and power
      £4,500 Fittings Tables, chairs, lounge seating etc.
      £8,000 Floor Cover over water feature and creation of floor
      £3,000 Misc Assorted items inc decoration
  • Background


    Eden Valley Hospice is located in Carlisle and cares for both adults and children, from Cumbria and South West Scotland with terminal or life-limiting illnesses.


    All users of the hospice both patients and visitors. The hospice is a 12 bedded adult and 5 bedded children's hospice plus a day hospice for both adults and children and also operates an outpatient and bereavement service. Since opening in 1991, over 5,000 patients have been cared for by the hospice and it is one of the largest charities in the area.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We are the only Children's Hospice in Cumbria and the only adult hospice in North Cumbria.

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    The hospice offers care to people with terminal or life limiting illnesses