Nightingale House time capsule

Time Capsule sealed inside the walls of the new Inpatient Unit

We celebrated a significant moment in our history at Nightingale House Hospice. Our time capsule, created by the talented John Freeman at Coleg Cambria, found its place within the walls of our brand-new Inpatient Unit.

Joined by Nightingale House staff, Trustees, Read Construction, TACP, DTCC, and community representatives, we celebrated this remarkable event. Eluned Griffiths, Chair of Trustees, explained the significance of this occasion in a short speech. The completion of Phase 4 marks the final stage of a £5 million investment over five years to ensure Nightingale House can continue to deliver high-level care in comfortable modern surroundings for generations to come.

In the heartfelt ceremony, Wrexham Mayor- Andy Williams and 10-year-old George Popple played pivotal roles in sealing the time capsule inside the wall.

Inside the capsule are sealed messages of love, support, and cherished memories sent to us from the community. Alongside photographs capturing the essence of our dedicated staff, volunteers, and trustees, there are poems from patients in our Wellbeing Programme, newspapers, a piece of our cherished Caffi Cwtch menu, and architectural drawings showcasing what our new Inpatient Unit will look like.

George secured the time capsule inside the walls of Nightingale House Hospice for generations to come by putting in the last screw. George’s connection to Nightingale House is deeply personal, as his father, Davydd Popple, received care at the hospice here before he passed away in 2019.

This event paves the way for our hospice to continue to deliver high-level care to people in our community with life-limiting illnesses. We eagerly anticipate the completion of our new Inpatient Unit by the end of December.