The Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice still has a few more years to wait before it can move to its new purpose built premises.
So, in the meantime it is important the current hospice has all the right facilities in place to deliver the first class care they always have.
The hospice will not let the existing facility run down and the cash spent on the new counselling suites and physiotherapy and occupational therapy units is proof of that commitment.
What the hospice deserves in return is a commitment for the city to help it raise the cash it needs for the new building to allow it to continue its work for many years to come.
From a telephone helpline in the 1980s, to the residential centre today the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice has been an invaluable asset helping families affected by cancer in their darkest hours.
The charity helps with far more than the physical symptoms as little Bobbi Macintyre will testify, as the hospice helped her understand her grief at losing a grandparent.
The hospice might be moving to a new site eventually, but the ethos and dedication of the staff will go with it and ensure it continues to provide care for the needs of the whole family.