We offer our congratulations to Kilbryde Hospice at their latest news
Kilbryde Hospice will finally be able to provide full-time in-patient specialist palliative care from next year thanks to the provision of over £1 million from South Lanarkshire Health and Social Care Partnership.
The hospice already provides day services and care at home but this allocation will allow all of the 12 beds to open on a staged basis from April 2018 after 15 years of campaigning and fund-raising by the local community. It will take a number of months to equip the hospice and recruit staff.
Over the last two weeks South and North Lanarkshire Health and Social Care Partnerships signed off on a recommendation of the future proposals for palliative care in Lanarkshire including the delivery of in-patient specialist palliative care within Kilbryde Hospice.
Kilbryde Hospice Chief Executive Gordon McHugh said “It’s fantastic news for this state-of-the-art hospice, which already provides day and care at home services within our communities. Unfortunately it hasn’t been possible to open any full-time beds however we have received the best Christmas present ever with this changing in 2018, so well done to everyone involved at a local level. The support for this facility from the local community has been outstanding.
“The hospice was built on land granted by NHS Lanarkshire, but the construction costs for this fabulous building were fully covered by money raised locally. I am almost certain that everyone in the Lanarkshire area and beyond has attended a fundraiser for the hospiceor contributed in some way.
“I really want to thank everyone involved in securing the funds for thehospice at a time when health budgets are under so much pressure but as a hospice we want to be at the centre of our community supporting the wonderful work already happening around palliative care by the Health and Social Care Partnerships.”
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