Guernsey's Les Bourgs Hospice ready for first patients
- 28 December 2011
- From the section Guernsey
Les Bourgs Hospice will take its first patients in January 2012, having raised £3m of its £4m funding target.
Chairman of the Board of Governors of Les Bourgs, Jurat Mike Tanguy, said the first patients would arrive at the rebuilt hospice on 9 January.
Demolition of the former hospice on the site of Les Bourgs began in June 2010.
Mr Tanguy said rebuilding funds of £1m still had to be raised and the annual running costs would be at least three quarters of a million pounds.
"This is not as horrific as it would seem," he said.
"Since the hospice was opened those costs have been averaging about half a million a year, which the island has sustained."