Warm welcome from the sky tiles

Public donations have funded around £50,000 of refurbishments to the hospice, including a welcoming scenic ceiling montage for patients arriving on an ambulance trolley.

The bright back-lit sky tiles, showing a sunny outdoor scene, have been added to a corridor linking adjoining areas of the hospice and the walls covered with wallpaper featuring the St John’s logo.

The day hospice has also undergone a major facelift as part of the programme of improvements, which has been been paid for by charitable donations from well-wishers.

Hospice fundraiser Lindsey Richards said: “It’s wonderful and all a result of the generous support we receive from our fundraisers, who freely give up their own time to benefit the people we care for. We can never thank them enough.”

Lindsey in the colourful corridor