A North Lincolnshire charity has opened its brand new six bed inpatient wing.
Lindsey Lodge unveiled ‘The Butterfly Wing’, its biggest expansion project in over 20 years on Friday 29 July, as part of its 30th birthday celebrations.
The Mayors of North Lincolnshire (Cllr John Briggs), Brigg (Cllr Brian Parker) and Bottesford (Cllr John Davison) joined staff, volunteers and supporters to watch Wellbeing patient Ashley Watkins, Matron Karen Andrew, Chairman Alan Bell and local GP and Former Chair of North Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group Dr Faisal Baig in cutting the official ribbon.
The opening of The Butterfly Wing has seen Lindsey Lodge significantly increase its inpatient capacity from 10 to 16 beds, in response to an increasing demand for its services and the ongoing pressure on bed availability within the NHS.
Lindsey Lodge Chief Executive Karen Griffiths said: “The opening of The Butterfly Wing is a significant milestone for us, demonstrating our drive to provide excellent palliative and end of life and symptom management care in North Lincolnshire, and beyond.”
Marking the occasion with a celebratory event held at its Meet and Eat Restaurant, members of the local community joined the team at Lindsey Lodge for cupcakes and a glass of fizz.
Karen added: “The bedrooms look fantastic and it was lovely to see so many people join us to mark our 30th
birthday year in such a special way, from past and present staff to volunteers, donors and supporters!”
“Thank you to the outgoing North Lincolnshire CCG, who not only supported and encouraged us to undertake this development, but also provided capital funding and the first years’ operating costs.”