Welcome to our Development Appeal – To make our vision a reality, we need your support!
Phase one of our development project is now complete!
We have a stunning new front entrance and have now opened our state of the art physiotherapy gym. We have extended and updated our reception to include a patient call system and a much more relaxed and spacious area including a welcoming coffee shop. We hope you will enjoy this new space.
We have now commenced work on Phase 2 and we still need your help to raise funds as we continue to transform our hospital and make a difference to the lives of our patients and the local community
Our development project will achieve:
- Improved patient experience at the Centre
- A therapeutic environment that will contribute to healing, including landscaped gardens (see below for more information)
- Enable us to meet a growing need in the South East coastal region and surrounding areas for musculo-skeletal treatments
- Enable us to offer a greater range of services, including a chronic back pain management service
- Enable us to offer and develop more preventative therapies to our ageing population, including physiotherapy, pilates, pain management and weight loss management
- Enable the Centre to reach a greater number of people, including young people
- Consider more ways to lessen our impact on the environment
- Create 3 woodland and heathland trails in the grounds of the hospital which will be open to the community as well as our patients. The trails will be for walking but will also have outdoor exercise equipment providing a ‘green gym’ promoting a healthier lifestyle in the local community
- Extend our reach to local groups who can benefit from our Ashdown Forest surroundings including disability groups and related local charities.
Donate online or make a regular donation via Justgiving:- http://www.justgiving.com/horder
To send a donation by post:- Donation form
Phase 2 of the development will create:
- A new Day Unit
- New level-access therapeutic gardens
The current design of our wards is out of date as you can see from this picture. The new Day Unit suite will incorporate an Admissions Unit and Pre-Admission Clinic. This new suite will create dedicated, purpose-built new spaces for day-care patients and will improve the way we welcome and admit patients arriving for operations. The unit will include:
- Single-sex accommodation
- Private rooms for consultations/clinical checks
- Recovery bays following day surgery
- In-patients will be transferred via the new lift and linking corridor
We are also renovating further rooms in the hospital and creating 3 new ensuite patient rooms.
All of this will ensure that we offer increased privacy and dignity of patients at all times.
Expected completion date: March 2012
Three enclosed, courtyard gardens will be created from overgrown scrubland. The gardens will be overlooked by patient bedrooms and will contribute to a more healing environment at the Centre, consistent with our integrated approach to patient care. We have worked with a landscape designer to create designs that will meet the physical and psychological needs of our patients, staff and visitors.
We are proud to announce that, with your help, we have opened our first landscaped garden in the grounds of the centre and the change is outstanding. Below are the pictures of the before and after of the transformation.
The gardens will all include quiet seating areas, smooth and level walking surfaces, encourage friendly wildlife, and have year-round interest. One of the gardens, which is currently being designed, will also be made suitable for physiotherapy to take place outdoors which will enable patients to have rehabilitation and physiotherapy in a tranquil and relaxing environment.
Spending time in the open air can positively affect a person’s emotions and sense of well-being and we think it important that our post-operative patients are given the chance to recover from surgery in an outdoor environment. We are looking forward to having the other two gardens finished so that our patients and visitors can make the most of our outdoor space in all areas of the hospital.
Expected completion date: Spring 2012
If you enjoy gardening and you would like to offer your time to help look after our gardens please contact the fundraising office on 01892 665577. We will be delighted to hear from you.
How you can support the Development and our ongoing projects:
- Donate online or make a regular donation via Justgiving:- http://www.justgiving.com/horder
- Send a donation by post:- Click here to download our donation form
- Personalise your donation by sponsoring a bench or a bird table for our newly landscaped gardens. As part of creating a healing environment for patients and their visitors to enjoy we would like to provide benches so that visitors can take time to appreciate the gardens and bird boxes to encourage birds to the gardens. You can help us provide these by sponsoring a bench for £1,000 and a bird box for £250. The benches and bird tables can be marked with a personalised plaque, in memory of a friend or family member, or to celebrate a special occasion, which will remain for the lifetime of the bench or bird table.
- To find out more about volunteering in our gardens or in other roles at the Centre click here
Donations of £1,000 or more will be recorded alongside messages of support from Princess Margaret in The Horder Centre’s beautiful and historic Golden Book.
Names of all donors will be listed on the Appeal supporters’ page of our website (unless they wish to remain anonymous) – please click here to see the names of our supporters.
If you would like more information about our development projects or about supporting The Horder Centre please call the Fundraising Department on 01892 665577.
Thank you so much for your support.