MYTON Hospice’s Warwick site is set to close while maintenance work is carried out.
The charity on Myton Lane will shut its doors from Friday August 19 until Monday September 5.
A recent inspection discovered the electrical system used at the site is old and the 20-bed hospice was advised that if any problems were to occur then new parts may no longer be available.
Chief executive Ruth Freeman said: “With a view to the future and the on-going security and safety of anyone at our site at Warwick, we feel it prudent to replace the current system before any problems occur.
“As an organisation our vision is that everyone who needs our support should be able to access it and over the past 12 months we have worked tirelessly to broaden our reach.
“The decision to temporarily close our site was therefore not taken lightly but with the safety of patients, their loved ones, our staff and volunteers being our greatest concern, it really was the only option available to us.”
While the maintenance work is carried out the hospice’s Coventry site will open three extra beds and ensure the poorliest patients are allocated one of the 16 existing spaces.
Other patients will receive care at home and extra nurses will also be sent out as part of the Myton at Home service.
Director of nursing Michelle Linnane said: “We understand that this unfortunate brief closure could cause our patients and loved ones concern but our team is devoted to ensuring that patients who are already with us are discharged appropriately and supported throughout this period.
“We would like to stress that the closure is only temporary and our services will continue as usual once we open again.”