The team at Woking & Sam Beare Hospices were delighted to welcome HRH The Countess of Wessex GCVO this week for a special tour of their brand new hospice care facility, built by Reside Construction Ltd, in Goldsworth Park Centre, Woking. As part of this visit Her Royal Highness officially opened the 20-bed facility, on a day that was a celebration of what the hospice, its staff and volunteers have achieved. 

Woking & Sam Beare Hospices care for over 1,400 patients, their carers and families each year. Jayne Cooper, CEO of Woking & Sam Beare Hospices, comments: “The decision to merge Sam Beare Hospice in Weybridge and the original Woking Hospice to a brand new state-of-the-art purpose build was primarily because we put our patients at the heart of all we do. Hospice care over the years has changed and the demands on our services have increased. We provide very personal and unique care and support plans for patients who often have very complex needs." 

"Our new build means we are now able to provide the very best in facilities; as well as creating a hub and centre of excellence in palliative care that better enables us to increase the effectiveness of our services to the changing and growing demands of our communities across Surrey."

"We were honoured and delighted that HRH The Countess of Wessex led our celebrations today and, after a period of huge transition, officially opened our new Woking Hospice. During her visit Her Royal Highness met with patients and their loved ones, our team of staff and supporters, without whom we could not deliver all we do.”

To mark the occasion HRH The Countess of Wessex unveiled the official opening plaque and signed the hospice visitors’ book. She spoke of how impressed she was with the building and thanked all those who have contributed to make the new hospice possible.