A charity for people with life-limiting illnesses has said “no patient receiving palliative care at present will be affected” by a temporary move due to “major structural problems”.

The Michael Sobell Hospice Charity inpatient service at Mount Vernon Hospital in Northwood has been relocated to the hospital’s cancer centre wards.

The interim move has come following a discussion between the Trust and the Michael Sobell Hospice board of trustees.

The charity published news on its website saying the inpatient part of the building had now “sadly reached the end of its useful life as major structural problems had emerged”, adding that despite this “no patient receiving palliative care at present will be affected”.

A full transfer will be completed by the end of June.

The charity said the day care services, enabling patients and carers to access advice and therapies, will remain on the existing site while a permanent solution is sought.

The Michael Sobell Hospice Charity and East & North Herts NHS Trust are in talks with relevant stakeholders to decide the future of care and support for patients.

The charity said: “We are committed to addressing the ever-growing palliative care needs of our community, and as well as continuing to support existing services will be looking to see what options might be considered for the future provision of care.

“We will therefore be conducting a formal needs analysis with the NHS to consider what can be done over and above what the NHS can afford to provide for end of life care service for people in our local area with several options currently under review.”