The charity supporting Agape House
and hospice care in Bermuda

A Hospice For The Future

Friends of Hospice has received formal approval from the Bermuda Hospitals Board to build a new hospice facility on the Harbour Vista site, situated on Berry Hill Road, Paget. This exciting news comes as Friends of Hospice celebrates its 25th anniversary in May 2019. Bermuda Hospitals Board owns and operates Agape House, which cares for patients with a broad range of serious and life-threatening illnesses, taking a holistic approach to patient care in line with international best practices. Friends of Hospice is the charity providing financial support to Agape House, as well as specialized therapeutic programmes and services that are complementary to medical treatment, as well as meals services, and a number of other support services. Additional details on Friends of Hospice’s plans for a new hospice facility will be forthcoming.

Friends of Hospice Receives Provisional Approval to Build a New Hospice on the Harbour Vista site on Berry Hill Road, Paget

HAMILTON, Bermuda (October 8, 2018) – Friends of Hospice, the charity that supports Bermuda’s only hospice Agape House, is delighted to announce it has received provisional approval to build a new hospice facility on the Harbour Vista site, situated on Berry Hill Road, Paget.

This in-principle approval is subject to formal BHB Board of Directors approval. The BHB Board will meet in due course, where this item will be on the agenda.

Now in its 25th year of operation, Friends of Hospice today celebrates the start of World Hospice & Palliative Care Week. Coincidentally, today is also the birthday of Agape House and Friends of Hospice founder the late Hilary Soares.  

Friends of Hospice chairman Alison Soares, daughter of Hilary Soares, said, “This is very exciting news for all of us at Friends of Hospice and Agape House, and for the Bermuda community. We have been working towards this for several years and it is serendipitous that this announcement comes at the start of such an important week for us, and also on the day marking what would be my mother’s 79th birthday.”

Ms. Soares added, “For me personally, having grown up surrounded by talk of Agape House and hospice care, I am absolutely thrilled, especially as this comes on such a special day for all of us at Friends of Hospice. I know my mother would be very proud. On behalf of the entire Board and staff of Friends of Hospice, I thank BHB for giving us provisional approval. Having a site on which to develop a new facility is an important and necessary step in providing the best hospice and palliative care for Bermuda.”

Bermuda Hospitals Board owns and operates Agape House, which cares for patients with a broad range of serious and life-threatening illnesses, taking a holistic approach to patient care in line with international best practices. Friends of Hospice is the charity providing financial support to Agape House, as well as specialized therapeutic programmes and services that are complementary to medical treatment, as well as meals services, and a number of other support services. In 2016, BHB undertook major renovations to upgrade Agape House.

Additional details on Friends of Hospice’s plans for a new hospice facility will be forthcoming.

Contact:

Robin Sidders
Interim Executive Director
Executive.director@hospice.bm
441-232-0859

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