2020 is a critical year for our campaign to build the £12.5 million 24 bed hospice for Norfolk and Waveney. Already, over £6.4 million has been raised, but there is still a long way to go. With your support, together we can make this happen.
Priscilla Bacon Hospice will replace the current Priscilla Bacon Lodge, established some 40 years ago through a public fundraising campaign. Despite its achievements, Priscilla Bacon Lodge is now inadequate both in scale and configuration, as the population of Norfolk has risen by 220,000 since it was built. Against a requirement for 47-59 specialist palliative care beds, we have just 16 – all in Priscilla Bacon Lodge. Ever-increasing demand – for inpatient beds as well as day and respite care – from a growing and ageing population means that greater capacity is desperately needed. .
The new Priscilla Bacon Hospice will be built on a semi-rural site close to the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital.