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Hospice Improvements

In order to continue delivering outstanding care to patients, Weldmar Hospicecare will be refurbishing the kitchen of Joseph Weld Hospice, its inpatient unit in Dorchester, during July and August 2016. The hospice was first opened in 1994 – and this is the first time that a full refurbishment of the kitchen has taken place.

Due to improvements taking place in the kitchen, the hospice will have to close to patients. This means that Weldmar will be able to take the opportunity to also refurbish its patients’ rooms – both the four-bedded bays and the single rooms. Joseph Weld Hospice will close on 25th July until 15th August to allow these improvements to take place.

During this closure, patients and their families will continue, as usual, to be supported throughout the community, or by Weldmar staff working at St Margaret’s Hospice in Yeovil.

Caroline Hamblett, Chief Executive of Weldmar Hospicecare, said: “Patients are at the heart of all that Weldmar does, whether in our patients’ homes, in the community hospitals, within our Wellbeing Centres across Dorset or within Joseph Weld Hospice. Thanks to our staff, we will be able to ensure that this patient centred care continues during the three week period that our hospice is closed, wherever that care is required.”

Weldmar Hospicecare is a charity, relying on the continued support of Dorset’s community to deliver its outstanding end of life care for patients and their families. The refurbishment of the patient rooms will bring with it the opportunity for individuals, organisations and companies to sponsor these improved facilities – and to be recognised for doing so. If you would like to receive more information about the sponsorship, please contact Grant Usmar on 01305 261800 or at

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