Cold weather stops work

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WORK on a charity hospice has been delayed after the winter weather stopped construction.

The snowfall and cold meant work outside the Butterfly Hospice had to stop for a while. It also meant patients will not be able to start using the hospice at the end of January as previously hoped.

Jane Parsons, fundraising manager for the Butterfly Hospice Trust, said: “There’s a bit of an issue with the electrics and the weather makes the ground hard to work with.

“It’s all going ahead and everything but we can’t open the hospice in the middle of a building site.”

She said, however, that all being well, the Butterfly Hospice staff would be moving in at the end of January to set things up.

Once on site they can get to work moving supplies in and once the building work is finished it can then be registered and, it is hoped, opened by February or March.

Mrs Parsons said this would have no effect on the cost of the building work.

However she said the hospice was still raising funds.

The Butterfly Hospice Trust, started in 2000, aims to provide an in-patient facility near Pilgrim Hospital for end of life care in south Lincolnshire.

The hope is to complete the jigsaw of palliative care services by focusing on all illnesses that cannot be cured.

It will focus on the patient not on the illness they have.

This help and support will be free and available to all patients over the age of 18 who have been diagnosed with any life-limiting illness such as motor neurone disease, cancer and renal failure.

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