Plans for care home at hospice submitted

Sir Jack Smart presents a cheque for �6093 to David Stewart,general manager of The Prince of Wales Hospice Pontefract
Sir Jack Smart presents a cheque for �6093 to David Stewart,general manager of The Prince of Wales Hospice Pontefract
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Plans to build a new care home in the grounds of Pontefract’s Prince of Wales Hospice have been submitted.

The three-storey care home, which would feature 17 en-suite bedrooms, would be used to raise funds for the hospice.

The hospice, on Halfpenny Lane, costs around £2.2m to run every year and is a registered charity.

It relies heavily on charitable donations.

Hospice chief executive David Stewart said: “We are in the early stages of developing plans for a small care home in the hospice grounds.

“It will aim to raise money and provide excellent facilities allowing the hospice to care for even more local people.”

The plans, if approved, would see the new care home built to the rear of the existing hospice building.

It would consist of two floors of bedrooms and the third floor would be used for office space.

The home would run as a commercial business, completely separate to the hospice and any profit raised from it would be used to continue funding the work of the hospice.

No fundraising for the hospice would be used to support the care home.