St Julia's Hospice unit gets September opening date

St Julia's Hospice
Image caption Local people have raised £180,000 towards the unit

A Cornwall hospice hopes to open a new outpatients unit in September after a delay caused by the collapse of a building firm.

Work on the £1.5m project at St Julia's Hospice in Hayle began in September 2010, but was delayed when builders Rok went into administration.

Construction Group Kier Western took on the work for the 12-bed unit at the adult palliative care hospice.

The unit includes new consulting and therapy rooms and a new reception area.

Local people have already raised more than £180,000 for the unit and the Department of Health has put in £496,000.

Hospice chief executive Paul Brinsley said the charity was hoping the unit would be finished in August, with the first patients expected in September.

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