Thanks to fundraising both in Nepal, New Zealand and the UK and, in particular, a grant of US$350.000 from the Nick Simons Foundation in New York, sufficient funds have now been raised to enable the purchase of the land which lies two miles to the south of the ring road in Kathmandu and is to be the site of the new hospice facility. The focus of fundraising is now for the cost of the construction and fitting out of the building, the development of palliative care outreach programmes in rural areas and the use of the hospice as an educational centre for the training of palliative care health professionals. Latest Hospice Nepal 3-D view.
Following a generous donation by Joanna Lumley, who is well known for her charity work with Nepali organisations including the Gurkhas, she has confirmed her role as an ambassador for Project Hospice Nepal.
In February Pat Newland and her husband, Clive, visited Nepal with Dr Stuart Brown from New Zealand and two oncologists from Canada in order to meet with the Project Hospice Nepal team in Kathmandu and also to visit the existing eight bed hospice and the land for the new palliative care building. The land has now been secured and it is expected that building work will commence towards the end of 2020 once sufficient funds have been raised.
(Last update: 15 March 2020)