THE bulldozers have moved in at a Sheffield hospice as work begins on a £5.5 million project to create a new inpatient unit.
The first phase of the redevelopment began with the demolition of an administrative building at St Luke’s Hospice, on Little Common Lane, Whirlow.
It will be replaced by a new inpatient unit housing a suite of 20 modern rooms where the hospice’s terminally ill patients can spend their final days in privacy.
The building should be completed by August next year.
St Luke’s is currently running a charity appeal to raise money for the major project.
The hospice has already raised £1.8m, and has also committed £500,000 from its own reserves.
Una Moran, St Luke’s director of fundraising, said: “It is even more important now we raise the money as quickly as possible. We need £4m in donations every year to maintain our services. Our new facilities will make an enormous difference to end-of-life care.”
Visit www.stlukeshospice.org.uk to donate money.