A bright future for Cransley Hospice

Posted 2nd November 2023

Cransley Hospice Trust and Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (NHFT) are delighted to announce that following extensive discussions Cransley Hospice will remain on the current site at Pipers Hill Road in Kettering.

With further good news, Cransley Hospice Trust are also pleased to announce that a substantial investment to upgrade the current facilities at the hospice can now be made.

Over the last five years Cransley Hospice Trust have remained determined to secure the future home of the hospice.  Working hard to bring about progress, instigating discussions with a number of different stakeholders, consciously moving complex negotiations forward to influence and reach an agreed decision collaboratively with NHFT.  We are thrilled to have reached this positive position, in order to ensure that patients and families in North Northamptonshire can continue to receive the expert and compassionate care provided locally by the team at Cransley Hospice.

Paul Humphrey, Chair, Cransley Hospice Trust said: “This is fantastic news for the hospice. It helps give certainty for the future, not just to the patients and families who need this service, but for the staff too.  I would like to thank our partners and colleagues within the NHS for their engagement and hard work so far and look forward to the successful completion of works to refurbish and upgrade the Pipers Hill Road facility, with our investment enhancing the delivery of end of life care for the people of North Northamptonshire.”

“Working together in partnership to support our communities is a priority for NHFT, and we are so pleased to be continuing this important partnership with our colleagues at Cransley Hospice Trust”. Commented Crishni Waring, Chair, NHFT. “The compassionate and high-quality end of life care offered at this important North Northamptonshire site is so valuable to our communities, and on behalf of NHFT I would like to send my thanks to all involved on this important journey.”

Philip Talbot, Chief Executive, Cransley Hospice Trust added: “We are delighted we have been able to work in partnership to secure the future of the hospice on its current site. This news provides us with the opportunity to invest in the wider modern hospice movement locally and provide the best end of life care for those patients, carers and families experiencing end-of-life support in North Northamptonshire.

“I would like to thank our community for their patience and loyalty whilst waiting for this excellent news and for their extremely generous support which has raised over £1m annually for several years. We hope they will continue to support us as we strive to grow our annual fundraising income to £2m, particularly as we celebrate 25 years of Cransley Hospice care.”

Cransley Hospice Trust is passionate about high quality hospice and end of life care being
available to everyone in North Northamptonshire and relies on generous donations and support from the community and local businesses.  There are many different ways for people to get involved and support the charity at this exciting time.  Further information can be found on the website, www.cransleyhospice.org.uk or by calling their fundraising team on 03000 274040.