EXCLUSIVE: St Wilfrid’s Hospice plans Bosham move

Trustees and staff members of St Wilfrid's outside the current hospice
Trustees and staff members of St Wilfrid's outside the current hospice

A ‘NEXT generation’ hospice could be built in Bosham under ambitious £12m plans for St Wilfrid’s to relocate.

The charity, which is currently based in Donnington, near Chichester, has purchased land in Bosham on Walton Lane, the Observer can exclusively reveal.

The ambitious plans are subject to planning permission and St Wilfrid’s trustees say a new, larger hospice is essential after outgrowing the current site.

Chairman of Trustees Angela Wormald said: “We see this as a superb opportunity to take the vision of our founders forward.

“We hope to gain the support of our local community to help us to achieve our plans for the future.”

The current hospice has 14 patient beds and the new building would have 18 larger en-suite rooms, with the potential of increasing to 21.

For the full story see this week’s Observer on sale Thursday, November 13.