Project information

Patient Rooms Refurbishment at Barnsley Hospice

The refurbishment of ten inpatient rooms at Barnsley Hospice involves the complete renovation of all bedrooms and en suite bathrooms , to create an calm and modern environment in which patients and their loved ones can receive compassionate expert care from the Hospice's clinical team.

6 months

Charity information: Barnsley Hospice

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  • Need


    At present the patient rooms are old fashioned and clinical in appearance and also have mismatched soft furnishings and out dated bathrooms.
    The rooms are not air conditioned and oxygen is supplied via bulky concentrators shared between rooms.
    Over the years all rooms have been maintained and redecorated by the Hospice's in-house maintenance team on an ad hoc basis and this major project will be the first time that all 10 rooms have been completely overhauled since they were first used.


    The patient rooms and en suites will be completely stripped out and renovated to create a modern, relaxed environment in which patients can be provided with the gold standard of care given by the Hospice. The changes implemented will also be highly practical in terms of nursing care and infection control.
    Our clinical teams have spent the last 6 months carefully considering the needs of patients, families, staff and volunteers and have decided upon the specifics of the refurbishment.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To allow all inpatients and their families to be cared for in a fresh, new environment.


    » This will be achieved by the replacement of all furniture & fittings, including specialist beds, integrated patient hoists, air con and piped oxygen.

    What success will look like

    Success will be an improved environment for local people who are Hospice patients. In addition, those close to them will benefit from relaxing with their loved in their room.

  • Impact


    The project will deliver long term benefits to around 220 inpatients every year, plus their families and the staff and volunteers who work on the Inpatient Unit.

    These benefits will be demonstrated by anecdotal feedback from patients to Hospice staff and volunteers. In addition feedback from staff and volunteers on the refurbishment and new equipment will be sought. All comments will be collated by the Nursing Manager and communicated across the charity.


    The success of the project could be affected by
    how many funds can be raised towards the estimated cost of the whole project. However, a full comprehensive programme of funding applications is being undertaken to grant making charitable trusts in the coming months.

    If the full cost cannot be raised then the charity has the option to scale back the project in terms of the number of rooms refurbished and/or the specifications of furniture,fittings and equipment purchased.


    Donors will be informed of the progress of the project via social media, the local press and on the Hospice's website. In addition major donors will be sent regular reports on the project.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £11,600

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      Amount Heading Description
      £11,600 Patient beds To purchase four specialist Liberta patient beds
  • Background


    The Hospice is located in Gawber, an area with the metropolitan borough of Barnsley in South Yorkshire. The town has 237,000 residents which the Hospice has served since 1994.
    Barnsley is one of the most deprived areas in the UK (ranked 39th out of 326 in the UK government Indices of Multiple Deprivation 2015). The town has a notable lack of large businesses, the population is not wealthy and the level of ill health is high, partly as a result of the previous mining industry in the area.


    All residents in Barnsley will benefit indirectly from the project as the Hospice services are available to all adults in the town.
    Specifically the Hospice offers direct care for local people with active, progessive and life-limiting illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, motor neurone disease and Parkinson's. In addition, those close to the patient will also be able to spend time with them in the refurbished rooms.
    At the moment, each year around 220 people are admitted as inpatients.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    The Hospice is the only one in Barnsley and is fully experienced in undertaking projects of this type and size. In the last 16 years, following successful funding applications to organisations such as the National Lottery and the Department of Health, 5 major building and refurbishment projects have been completed successfully.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Julie Ferry

    Chief Executive Officer

    Janet O'Hara

    Grants, Trusts & Legacies Fundraiser

    Bev Hewitt

    Nurse Manager