A fresh look for Sussex hospice


New furniture and interiors help boost the environment at St Peter and St James Hospice and Continuing Care Centre in Lewes

St Peter and St James Hospice and Continuing Care Centre in Lewes, East Sussex, has undergone a revamp in order to create a centre of wellbeing.

Interior design company, HomeSmiths, partnered with Shackletons to carry out the work on the out-dated facility, which provides palliative care services for local residents.

The scheme had to meet the needs of both existing patients and those who might use the centre in the future.

Through focus groups with hospice employees and patients, design proposals and mood boards were developed and turned into reality as Shackletons provided cosy sofas, armchairs, formal dining furniture and occasional furniture that would reflect the very tranquil and gentle nature of the facility.

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Jacqui Smith, director at HomeSmiths, said: “Developing a design scheme everyone would be happy with was a challenge, but we knew Shackletons would understand the complexities and provide us with a considered solution that would meet the brief perfectly."