Work on new Louth Hospice ‘could begin this month’

A digital impression of how the new Louth Hospice off the A16 could look.
A digital impression of how the new Louth Hospice off the A16 could look.

WORK on the new Louth and District Hospice on land off the A16 could begin as early as the end of this month.

Hospice Project Manager Jim Walmsley has confirmed that construction work is imminent and said he hoped to see some activity within the next few weeks.

The long-running project had to be scaled down after a lack of donations and further funding shortfalls.

Planning permission was formally granted by East Lindsey District Council last year.

The planned day hospice will be built on land which has been donated by a local farmer adjacent to Fanthorpe Farm in Grimsby Road, near to the Fairfield Industrial Estate.

The three acre site will include six specialist rooms for giving palliative care for people with terminal illnesses, as well as a garden area overlooking the wolds.

Mr Walmsley told the Leader last year that the new hospice would offer a ‘vital service’ for local people who need the facility, saving them longer journeys to Grimsby or Lincoln.

A sign has been put up at the site informing the public that work is about to begin.

For more information or to donate contact the Louth and District Hospice on 01507 354545.

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