Children’s Hospice Grace’s Place opens

Date published: 10 January 2019

Grace’s Place, a children’s hospice serving Bury, Rochdale and Oldham, officially opened on Wednesday (9 January).

Grace’s Place originally planned to open in the autumn of 2014, having refurbished the former Bury Hospice site on Dumers Lane, Radcliffe, to serve as a children’s hospice.

There are around 650 children in the Bury, Oldham and Rochdale area who live with life-shortening conditions. The lack of a local children’s hospice meant that the vast majority of these families had to go further afield to access specialist care and support.

Now the refurbished hospice means families in north Manchester have somewhere on their doorstep to cate for them and their child.

The hospice features children’s and family bedrooms, a toy-filled play area, a state-of-the-art sensory room, and a private and peaceful room for bereaved families.

Originally set up as a partnership between Bury Hospice and Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust, Grace’s Place was taken over by Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice, a pioneering charity based in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, in July 2017.

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