Hos­pice gears up for in-pa­tient open­ing

Re­cruit­ment drive

East Kilbride News - - NEWS - Mark Pirie

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

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