Hospice House ribbon cutting is Sunday

A ribbon cutting and open house for SECU Crystal Coast Hospice House is planned for Sunday, from 3-5

A ribbon cutting and open house for SECU Crystal Coast Hospice House is planned for Sunday, from 3-5 p.m. The public is invited to attend this celebration.

Amy Lock/Halifax Media
Published: Friday, June 21, 2013 at 17:18 PM.

A ribbon cutting and open house for SECU Crystal Coast Hospice House is planned for Sunday, from 3-5 p.m. The public is invited to attend this celebration.

The site is located at the corner of Chatham Street and McQueen Avenue in Newport, just off U.S. 70.

The SECU Crystal Coast Hospice House, so named to honor the $1 million donation from the State Employees Credit Union Foundation, will serve a five-county area (Carteret, Craven, Jones, Pamlico and Onslow) as an inpatient hospice care facility for terminally ill patients whose acute symptoms can no longer be managed through hospice care at home and who do not wish to spend their final days in a hospital or nursing facility.

The SECU Crystal Coast Hospice House will be approximately 12,700 square feet, situated on an 11 acre tract conveniently accessible from all service areas. The site includes a wooded federal conservation easement that enhances privacy and serenity.

“The SECU Crystal Coast Hospice House will address hospice patients’ needs 24/7 with varying levels of treatment for acute respite and residential hospice,”said Robin Nelson, executive director.

“We have made plans for an additional wing but will not be able to consider expansion until the first year due to state regulations.

“When earnest work for a certificate of need and construction funding began three years, there was a state identified need for 17 acute care beds. Since that time the need has grown to 22 acute care beds showing the growing need for this facility,” she said.



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