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Future of Lansdowne House

Lansdowne House for sale 

It is with a mix of sadness and optimism that I am sharing this news with you. I do hope, once you have processed this information, that you can see this decision both secures our future and ensures that we can continue to maintain and develop the highest level of clinical services provided to the residents of Hillingdon.

Due to the extreme financial pressures caused by our operating environment, most notably inflation, its impact on both our costs and income and those of the health and care system within which we operate, Harlington Hospice has had to review all its spend and assets.

You may be aware that the Hospice was exploring the development of Lansdowne House into a bedded unit but, unfortunately, we cannot now pursue this due to planning restrictions. Therefore, the cost to the Charity of keeping this underused building open and maintaining a facility which is unable to be developed to provide the wider services needed by our patients is now sadly no longer sustainable.

Following careful and lengthy consideration, the Board of Harlington Hospice has, regretfully, decided to sell Lansdowne House to consolidate our assets. Funding released from the sale will enable the continuation and development of our clinical services.

Relocation of the current highly-valued services based at Lansdowne House will take into account access for patients, clients and family members in the south of the Borough and, of course, will also consider the needs of the staff delivering those services. We are, therefore, currently exploring alternative locations in the local area where these services can be based in future.

Many of you will remember the house on Victoria Lane which was sold to fund the purchase of Lansdowne House. Our decision to sell is based on similar reasons of a building no longer able to accommodate clinical services provided, as needs change and develop.

We do understand that many of you have a long connection with Lansdowne House and therefore how difficult this news will be to process. However, we will certainly continue to keep you fully informed as our plans develop and progress.

None of these plans will affect the current inpatient unit at Michael Sobell House.

Steve Curry, Chief Executive

Matron Carol stands with a woman in a blue sari in our gardens at Lansdowne House

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