Cayman Hospice Care told Cayman 27 plans for its $2.5 million facility have been approved.
The building will include four bedrooms that can comfortably house terminally ill patients in a home-like, non-clinical setting. The facility will be built on West Bay road near Coconut Joe’s.
“We’re hoping that in the next, before the end of the year we will actually break ground on this beautiful project that the community have really come alongside us to support us to build a new inpatient unit and host our administrative hub for our palliative care and hospice care programme,” said Felicia Mclean, Cayman Hospice Care Palliative Nurse Specialist.
You’ll recall ‘marathon man’ Derek Haines’ fundraising efforts. In a series of six marathons in 2014, he raised around $1.3 million for the project. Construction is expected to take about a year.