Alexander Devine Children's Hospice on track to open next summer

Grace Witherden


Almost 10 months into the build and the Alexander Devine Hospice is beginning to take shape.

Work began in September on the site at Woodlands Park and the hospice, which will be the first children’s hospice in Berkshire, is due to open next summer.

Fiona Devine, co-founder of Alexander Devine, said the hospice is making ‘amazing’ progress despite being slightly behind schedule.

She said: “The build is progressing well and it is absolutely amazing to now walk around the rooms and start to think about how our extraordinary children will use the specially designed areas.

“For instance, the hydrotherapy pool will give a child confined to a wheelchair freedom of movement and a shared activity with siblings and friends.

“But not unexpectedly with a build of this size and importance there have been a few surprises – this has been related to the structure and drainage.

“As always we must say thank you to everyone for their support, we couldn’t run our community service and build this truly remarkable children’s hospice without the support of our community, we are so grateful and our thanks is sincere and heartfelt.”

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