The Priscilla Bacon Hospice Charity, Registered Charity No. 1166579, (full name Priscilla Bacon Norfolk Hospice Care Ltd.), was established in 2016 to fundraise for and build a new hospice on an 8-acre site close to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. This would replace the existing Priscilla Bacon Lodge on Unthank Road in Norwich, which had provided support and comfort to patients and their loved ones for over 40 years.
In February 2019, a £12.5 million appeal was launched, and thanks to the generosity of so many people and organisations, in February 2022, we broke ground and construction work began.
By September 2023, the dream had become a reality. The new building was completed and equipped, and we welcomed the very first patients. The original facility on Unthank Road belongs to the NHS and will be repurposed.
The new Priscilla Bacon Lodge was officially opened by His Majesty King Charles III on 26th October 2023.
The Charity’s focus turned to enhancing the patient experience at Priscilla Bacon Lodge, by supplementing the core services delivered by the Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust, and aiming to provide a holistic approach to care. We will fund a comprehensive bereavement service, specialist equipment, enhanced catering, patient and family transport, and the nurturing of the Lodge’s beautiful gardens. We also aim to introduce art and music therapy in the future. In addition to this, we will support research, education and training to elevate care at Priscilla Bacon Lodge, across Norfolk, and beyond.
Donations and purchases made on this website will go towards enriching the care for patients at the new Priscilla Bacon Lodge. Our network of Charity Shops also play a vital role in generating the funds required in order to offer these services to local people.
Charity Registered address: Priscilla Bacon Lodge, Century Place, Colney, Norwich NR4 7YA.
To bring our community together to ensure the best possible care for those people who need access to palliative support services in Norfolk.
Our work supports the individuals, families and friends who are impacted by a life-limiting condition. We play a key role in supporting palliative care in Norfolk, though innovation and development of services and research.