Restrictions removed to support Thames Hospice redevelopment| The restrictive covenant on the current Thames Hospice site has been removed allowing the hospice to move forward with its relocation and new hospice build plans.

At Cabinet on Thursday 22nd November 2018, Councillors agreed to remove the restrictive covenant on the hospice’s existing site in Hatch Lane. The removal of this covenant will allow the charity to proceed with its relocation plans to its new site at Bray Lake whilst maximising the value of their existing site.

Leader of the council, Cllr Simon Dudley said: “Removing this restrictive covenant will enable Thames Hospice to move forward with their relocation plans, allowing them to continue providing the very best care to our residents in a building and setting fit for their needs.”

The Royal Borough approved planning permission for the new 28 bed hospice in July 2018 which will also include:

  • A new day centre (the Paul Bevan Centre) offers a wider range of therapeutic and social activities for day patients and inpatients and will allow the hospice to double its day service provision.

       * A new education centre will be dedicated to promoting palliative care excellence, ensuring staff and other medical colleagues in the community receive ongoing training so patients get the best care.

       *  The removal of this covenant means the land can be sold without restrictions, increasing its value to over £5,000,000 providing Thames Hospice with additional funds for their new hospice.



 Debbie Raven, chief executive of Thames Hospice, said: We are delighted that the restrictive covenant on our existing site has been removed. This will provide additional funds that will directly support our £18 million new hospice build and ongoing care for our local community.”

Thames Hospice will break ground on its new site by Bray Lake in January 2019 and will open the new facility in 2020.

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About Thames Hospice

Thames Hospice is the local charity for people living in East Berkshire and South Buckinghamshire.  We provide expert care to adults who have a life-limiting illness - and their families and carers.

We care for the physical, social and psychological needs of our patients, not just the condition.  Our highly skilled medical team work with the patient and their families to develop a complete programme of care tailored to their individual needs. 

Our services include nursing and medical care in our Hospice at Windsor, Community Therapy Unit in Ascot and in patients' homes, as well as practical and emotional support. 

It costs more than £7million every year to keep our Hospice running.  We rely on 80% of our income from charitable donations, which enables us to provide our services free of charge, 365 days a year, to the people who need us.

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Last Friday (22 February 2019) marked an extraordinary day in Thames Hospice’s 30-year history as we welcomed Prime Minister Theresa May to our new hospice Ground Breaking Ceremony.

The Prime Minister gave an impassioned speech at the Oakley Court Hotel in front of more than 80 supporters of the Hospice, including local dignitaries. Many attendees have already donated or pledged their support towards the new hospice’s £6 million capital appeal.

Following the presentations, everyone gathered at the new hospice site by Bray Lake to witness the official Ground Breaking Ceremony.  As Thames Hospice prepares to relocate from Windsor to Maidenhead, it was an honour for Windsor MP Adam Afriyie and the Prime Minister to mark the occasion together.

We were also delighted to welcome international Welsh rugby star, Jonathan Davies OBE, who is Director of Stadia at our construction company, Andrew Scott.

Debbie Raven, Chief Executive, Thames Hospice, said: “It was incredible to celebrate this momentous occasion with the Prime Minister, local dignitaries and many of our supporters. We wouldn’t be where we are today without their generosity and we’re thrilled to have them alongside us as we continue our journey to build a new hospice for the community.

“We have an ambitious build schedule ahead of us, but I am confident our fantastic construction company, Andrew Scott, will deliver ready for opening in summer 2020.  We also remain determined to raise the remaining £2.5 million needed to complete the new hospice.”

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