ARE THERE SUITABLE SITES FOR A HOSPICE NEAR THE LGH?
The most suitable site for our facility has been identified as the Allambi building, located on the corner of Howick and Mulgrave.
Allambi is an old infectious diseases hospital that has been repurposed to suit our needs. With its generously proportioned rooms, high ceilings and enclosed garden courtyards, it would provide an ideal setting for a hospice.
The building is not heritage listed, but the surrounding landscaped gardens are listed, meaning there is very limited opportunity to alter the building’s footprint or further develop the site.
Allambi has two internal landscaped courtyards, extensive external planting, external verandas that can be accessed from each bedroom and excellent parking. It is also located near the Launceston General Hospital and the John L. Grove rehabilitation complex.
The hospice itself would only use approximately half of the building’s available floor area, thereby allowing the co-location of the hospice and community based administration clinical support, training, 24-hour telephone assist, respite co-ordination, education and volunteering activities under one roof.