Hospice will open its doors on Monday

FIRST PATIENTS: The Butterfly Hospice at Boston.
FIRST PATIENTS: The Butterfly Hospice at Boston.
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Patients needing end-of-life care will be treated at a new, six-bed hospice from Monday.

The Butterfly Hospice, built in part from public donations, is in Boston’s Rowan Way – behind Pilgrim Hospital – and will provide palliative, end-of life and respite care.

It will accept patients from Lincolnshire East Clinical Commissioning Group, including those registered at Holbeach Medical Centre, Kirton Medical Centre and Swineshead Medical Group, but temporary registrations may be accepted from other areas.

The unit is run in partnership with Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS) and The Butterfly Hospice Trust.

LCHS matron Natalie McKee said: “The team at The Butterfly Hospice are very excited to be welcoming their first patients.

“We have been working hard over the last few months and have an experienced team of clinical staff ready to introduce this innovative service into our community.

“Our partnership with The Butterfly Hospice Trust allows us to use our nursing expertise to complement existing services in the community to ensure our patients experience seamless, excellent care.”