Project information

Changing Rooms - Improve Public Spaces

Improve our patient experience by creating a more comfortable & relaxed environment Inside our Reception, Day Hospice & Conservatory areas – New furniture & modern equipment would give a "homelike" feeling which encourages patient mobility and involvement of family in the care process.

January 2013 - January 2014

Charity information: Wigan & Leigh Hospice

Wigan & Leigh Hospice logo
  • Need


    Our décor, furniture and equipment in our public spaces are need of modernisation.


    By modernising and upgrading new technology in these family areas will create a "homelike" feeling which encourages patient mobility and family interaction throughout the Hospice.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Improve our patient experience by creating a more comfortable & relaxed environments.


    » Internal & external media promotional campaign aimed at corporates, individual supporters and the community as a whole ...
    » Boroughwide mailing campaign... promoting the unique aspects, benefits and time frames associated with “The Big Give”

    Promoting the success of the live challenge via our website and social media sites. plus promoting post event analysis of the number of people involved in making it a success.

  • Impact


    Improve our patient experience by creating a more comfortable and relaxed environment. Surveying families and patients that access these new Improved Public Spaces will also enable us to demonstrate the success in comparison to the older environment ...


    Lack of donor uptake........ so how have we dealt with this risk?

    We have sought advice from neighbouring hospices who have taken part in the "BIG GIVE" before. We did this to ensure we can learn from their experiences in terms of marketing the project. This has given us invaluable support in ensuring we have maximum impact throughout our local community ...


    Via quarterly news letters ...
    Gauged via an appeal calculator on our website...
    Communication updates via networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter...

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £25,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £25,000 Public Space Modernisation Furniture, equipment and all materials.
  • Background


    Wigan & leigh Hospice is based in Hindley, Wigan.

    Services we provide are

    14 bedded in-patient unit, with single rooms available
    Day Hospice
    Specialist Community nurse team (home care)
    Complementary therapies
    Bereavement and counselling
    Out-patient clinic
    Education, library and e-learning facilities
    Occupational therapy
    Reflection room (chapel)
    Lounge areas
    Private meeting rooms
    Fundraising and Hospice Lottery
    Administration and finance


    Covering the whole of the Wigan & Leigh Borough the Hospice serves 301,415 residents. Families and patients who access our services will benefit from the new modernised environments that will create a more comfortable & relaxed environments Inside our Reception, Day-Hospice & Conservatory areas.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    The Hospice is the only facility that offers palliative services to the borough of Wigan & Leigh.
    improving our facilities is essential to ensure families and patients feel reassured, relaxed as they embark on life's most difficult journey.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Daniel Hall

    Fundraising Manager

    Julie Dennis

    Fundraising & Events Officer

    Julie Houston

    Community Support Group Officer

    Maxine Armstrong

    Community & Corporate Fundraiser


will pay for a Childs bereavement counselling.

Hospice care is about adding life to days when days cannot be added to life.

Danny Hall - Fundraising Manager