Staff from Renfrewshire’s much-loved hospices have teamed up with similar facilities to launch a new national partnership.
Scotland’s Hospices Together is a partnership of 10 hospices from across the country, including Paisley’s Accord Hospice and St Vincent’s Hospice in Howwood.
Together they hope to raise their profile and organise joint fundraising campaigns.
John Brady, chair of Scotland’s Hospices Together and head of fundraising at St Andrew’s Hospice, in Airdrie, said: “The people of Scotland really cherish their local hospices and many supporters often go to extraordinary lengths to fundraise for them and show their love.
“Through joining together in a new national partnership, Scotland’s Hospices Together hopes to grow that support nationally and highlight the important work of hospice care across the country.
“Scottish hospices currently provide free, person-centred and family-focused palliative and end-of-life care to more than 20,000 people every year and make a hugely positive impact on the lives of patients and families every single day.”
For more information, go to www.scotlandshospices.org
Strength in numbers Staff and volunteers celebrate the launch of Scotland’s Hospices Together