New spe­cial­ist in­pa­tient beds at hospice

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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.

Sup­port Some of the team who are based at Kil­bryde Hospice

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