Hospice gears up for in-patient opening
Kilbryde Hospice will host a recruitment drive as they gear up for the landmark opening of their in-patient facility.
The charity is looking to welcome new faces and an event for registered nurses and nursing assistants will take place within the Hairmyres-based hospice tomorrow.
Current Kilbryde staff will be on hand to welcome potential inpatient volunteers.
And those in attendance will have the chance to speak to both the clinical and volunteer teams.
It looks set to be a huge year for Kilbryde Hospice who aim to open their in-patient ward this summer.
Last December it was revealed that bosses would be able to utilise the Donna Mortimer Ballantyne Wing for in-patient palliative care services.
The East Kilbride hospice currently provides day, care at home and counselling services from its base which opened in January 2015.
However, the new unit will allow staff to provide 24-7 care for up to 12 patients at a time.
No opening date has been set at this stage but clinical services manager Margaret Mary Cowan told the News she is preparing for a busy few months.
“Kilbryde Hospice is currently working hard to recruit the appropriate staff and volunteers to support the opening of the Donna Mortimer Ballantyne in-patient unit,” she said.
“We are achieving this in partnership with NHS Lanarkshire and the South Lanarkshire health and social care partnership.
“Kilbryde Hospice will update the public when the recruitment process has been finalised.”
The recruitment drive will run tomorrow from 7pm to 9pm.
Visit kilbrydehospice.org.uk and jobs.scot.nhs.uk for more information on job openings within the facility.
Future Hospice staff and supporters outside the Donna Mortimer Ballantyne Wing