Harlington Hospice & Michael Sobell House Rejuvenated
The Michael Sobell Hospice opened in 1977 and received patients until June 2018 when it sadly closed due to major changes with the clinical provider and the need for extensive refurbishment. A new partnership of Michael Sobell Hospice, Harlington Hospice and Hillingdon CCG was formed to fund the refurbishment and provide the service that the local community needed.
With clear budget constraints Oxford Architects worked closely with the 8build (main contractor) and Natalie Parkins Design (Interior Designer) to totally transform the building. Patient areas were fully refurbished and re-configured with new day spaces, greater separation of beds and new en-suites. Utilities and service areas were improved, and a new kitchen was installed. Essential building improvements to electrics, drainage and lighting were also carried out.
The Michael Sobell Hospice building reopened on 6th January 2020 after the completion of a three-month refurbishment and redevelopment project.
Michael Breen, Deputy Chairman – Michael Sobell Hospice Charity said: “This is the start of a new journey for Michael Sobell Hospice Charity and the new team of trustees, and we hope the community will re-engage and support our efforts in fundraising, to keep this vital service available for everyone who may need it.”
Steve Curry, Chief Executive – Harlington Hospice said: “All the feedback was great on what we have all achieved with the building, from everyone who visited on Saturday. We are looking forward to caring for patients and their families in the New Year.”