Surrey Heath MP Michael Gove was on hand to open the penthouse floor of Kings Lodge Care Home in Camberley.
Mr Gove was joined by the Mayor, Cllr Pat Tedder, Sarah Church, Chief Executive of Phyllis Tuckwell and Aura Care Living’s, CEO, Linda Lloyd, owners of Kings Lodge.
Hospice Care charity Phyllis Tuckwell has temporarily relocated its In-Patient Unit to King’s Lodge Care Home in Camberley, Surrey, while its brand Hospice is being built on its existing site in Farnham.
Phyllis Tuckwell is the only Hospice Care service for adult patients, and their families, who are living with an advanced or terminal illness, across the whole of West Surrey and part of North-East Hampshire. Opened in 1979, their existing Hospice building has reached the end of its useful life, so they are building a new Hospice, which will be purpose-built, larger, better equipped, more accessible, and better able to act as a hub for the wide range of services which the charity provides.
Throughout the period of the build, Phyllis Tuckwell will offer its specialist services from alternative locations, ensuring that it is still able to care for its patients and their families during this time.
The second floor, comprising luxury suites and the Phyllis Tuckwell In-Patient Unit, was opened following two years of planning between Phyllis Tuckwell and Aura Care Living.
Linda Lloyd, CEO of Aura Care Living says: “This is a huge accolade for Aura Care Living and I am grateful for the hard work of our Care Director Sarah-Jane Parkin and her dedicated team as well as the work from Phyllis Tuckwell and Target REIT in this monumental project.”
“6 years ago we embarked on a vision which came to fruition thanks to the backing of Kenneth MacKenzie of Target REIT, and we are so proud of the beautiful result of that dream and continued hard work.”