Stoke & Staffordshire

New facilities opened at hospice in Stoke-on-Trent

Three new lodges which resemble a home environment have been officially opened at a hospice in Stoke-on-Trent.

The facilities at Douglas Macmillan Hospice allow patients with a terminal diagnosis to have members of their family stay with them.

It said it would now be able to offer hospice care for those people who would like to die at home but "are prevented from doing so by their circumstances".

Every patient will also have continuous access to nursing care.

It costs more than £8m each year to run the hospice.

More than two-thirds of money comes from local voluntary donations.

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