New specialist inpatient beds at hospice
Kilbryde Hospice has opened specialist inpatient palliative care beds.
The beds are part of a Lanarkshire model for palliative care services and specialist hospice provision which sees community nursing and home care staff – supported by respective specialist clinical staff – working in an integrated 24/7 way to provide palliative and end-of-life care and support to people in their own homes or in a homely setting.
Marianne Hayward, South Lanarkshire Health & Social Care Partnership’s head of health and social care, said:“the model will complement the community supports and services which are already in place and which continue to be developed within Lanarkshire to provide integrated care in support of patients in locality settings.
“It also reflects the preferences of people – expressed during the review of palliative care services – to receive end-of-life care in their own home, and also continues to recognise the importance of hospice provision and the services they provide that will support Lanarkshire residents.”
Kilbryde Hospice will have 12 specialist inpatient beds for people from Hamilton, East Kilbride, Cambuslang and Rutherglen who require specialist inpatient palliative care support.
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