Kil­bryde to mark hos­pice week

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Staff re­porter

South La­nark­shire’s Kil­bryde Hos­pice is join­ing with Hos­pice UK to celebrate Hos­pice Care Week, from this Mon­day un­til Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 11.

The theme for the week is “Con­nect­ing Care” and although in its in­fancy, Kil­bryde Hos­pice is al­ready mak­ing con­nec­tions with health care pro­fes­sion­als, com­mu­ni­ties, schools and churches through­out La­nark­shire.

The hos­pice, in the grounds of Haim­ryres Hos­pi­tal, is open for day ser­vices and pa­tients with a life lim­it­ing ill­ness can call in Mon­day to Fri­day. In ad­di­tion, any­one who feels they need a bit of ad­vice or a “lis­ten­ing ear” are very welcome to the drop-in area.

The hos­pice team have also re­cently made con­nec­tions with the Cit­i­zens Ad­vice Bureau and they will now hold a monthly one-stop ad­vice shop on the first Mon­day of each month from 1pm to 3pm.

All of these con­nec­tions are be­ing made while the team await the open­ing of the in­pa­tient unit. Hopes are high this will be in the near fu­ture as the hos­pice moves closer to reg­is­tra­tion with HealthCare Im­prove­ment Scot­land.

Cel­e­bra­tions for Hos­pice Care Week in­clude The Kil­bryde Hos­pice Big Sing on Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 5, from 2pm to 3pm, and on Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 8, there will be an af­ter­noon cream tea, 1pm to 4pm, when all are in­vited to help raise funds.

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