Friday 20th September 2019
The Michael Sobell Hospice in Hillingdon is to reopen after a period of refurbishment with the Harlington Hospice appointed to run the service. These are intended to begin in September 2019 and anticipated to be completed around the end of November 2019. Funding for this exciting development has been provided by Michael Sobell Hospice charity.
Dr Ian Goodman, Chair of Hillingdon CCG, said: “We are thrilled by the news that we are bringing hospice care services back to the Michael Sobell Hospice and look forward to having a long and fruitful relationship with the Harlington Hospice Charity.”
The new service transition date has regrettably been delayed from its original intended opening date of September 2019 whilst we make sure that services and staff are transitioned in a smooth and well-managed process
Dr Goodman, added: “Patients, friends and family, and the staff involved in the services have shown great patience during this time. Their on-going support has been critical to ensuring the future of Michael Sobell Hospice and we would like to thank them for it.
“We would especially like to pay tribute to the Michael Sobell Hospice Charity (formerly The Friends of Michael Sobell House), its volunteer network, supporters, and patrons have worked tirelessly since the beginning of the service changes in June 2018 to promote and support with charitable funding the future of the Michael Sobell Hospice service.”
In the interim, services will continue to be provided by East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust on the Mount Vernon site. There will be further updates to confirm when the Michael Sobell Hospice will reopen.