Our refurbished hospice in Penarth is officially open

By Karen Stephens
Hospice Manager for Marie Curie Hospice, Cardiff and the Vale


The re-opening was formally marked with a visit from Minister for Health and Social Services, Lesley Griffiths AM


On Monday we were delighted to officially re-open the doors of our hospice in Penarth, following a £1.7m refurbishment programme to improve and modernise patient and family facilities.

The improvements have created additional single occupancy rooms as well as new en-suite facilities for all the hospice’s multi-bed wards. Friends and family areas such as the hospice’s visitors’ room have been refurbished to provide visitors with much needed space and privacy to talk to clinical staff or spend time with loved ones. In addition, the existing reception area has been transformed into a modern and welcoming open-plan space.

We’ve also renamed the hospice the Marie Curie Hospice, Cardiff and the Vale to better reflect the area the hospice serves.

The re-opening was formally marked with a visit from Minister for Health and Social Services, Lesley Griffiths AM and received media coverage on ITV Wales [a morning bulletin on ITV Daybreak and Online]Newyddion [S4C] Online and articles in the Western Mail, South Wales Echo and more.

The hospice supports around 1,200 patients each year and welcomes patients from Cardiff, the Vale, Newport and Caerphilly as well as Penarth.