30 years of care and now a new dream

Cel­e­bra­tions fo­cus on fu­ture

Rutherglen Reformer - - St. Andrew's Hospice 80th Anniversary -

For 30 years St An­drew’s H o s p i ce has been car­ing for peo­ple in the La­nark­shire area.

A legacy to the ded­i­ca­tion of Sis­ters of Char­ity, who set up three hos­pices in the UK, it is the peo­ple of La­nark­shire – the fundrais­ers, the vol­un­teers and ev­ery­one who has been a part of the hospice’s past – who have helped ce­ment it in the hearts of the pub­lic.

And as the Hospice cel­e­brates its 30th an­niver­sary the team now looks to the fu­ture and asks the La­nark­shire com­mu­ni­ties to help raise £9 mil­lion to fully re­fur­bish and re­con­fig­ure the 30 bed in­pa­tient unit.

“I have great faith that the peo­ple of La­nark­shire will sup­port us once again as we seek to make our build­ing more suitable for mod­ern hospice care,” said Sis­ter Cather­ine.

The vi­sion for the new look hospice in­cludes:

21 sin­gle rooms, with en­suite bath­rooms and overnight beds for fam­i­lies

Three, three-bed­ded rooms for those who pre­fer a com­mu­nal room.

In­creased en­ergy ef­fi­ciency, to re­duce run­ning costs and min­imise our car­bon foot­print.

The 21 sin­gle bed­ded rooms with en-suite fa­cil­i­ties as well as cre­at­ing three, three bed­ded rooms for those who pre­fer the com­pany of a com­mu­nal room.

Pa­tients will have eas­ier ac­cess to the stun­ning gar­dens at St An­drew’s, re­in­forc­ing a con­nec­tion with the out­side world be­yond the Hospice.

The aim is to cre­ate a more ther­a­peu­tic en­vi­ron­ment, for ex­am­ple, hav­ing more ac­cess to nat­u­ral light from larger or bet­ter po­si­tioned win­dows and doors can help pa­tients feel bet­ter.

A sep­a­rate en­trance will be cre­ated to al­low pa­tients to be ad­mit­ted to the Hospice in pri­vacy and dig­nity in­stead of via the main en­trance used by staff, vis­i­tors and the gen­eral pub­lic.

The re­fur­bished fa­cil­ity will al­low us to sup­port young adults who are suf­fer­ing from a life lim­it­ing ill­ness and bridge the gap be­tween the chil­dren’s hospice and the care that is cur­rently avail­able.

And ev­ery pa­tient room with the fa­cil­ity for ex­tra beds to al­low a loved one to stay with the pa­tient overnight.

Turn over to find out more about the busy year ahead for St An­drew’s Hospice.

Cap­i­tal plan Karen McFadyen, Cap­i­tal Ap­peals di­rec­tor, Grace Pea­cock, Cap­i­tal Ap­peal fundraiser, Maria Leonard, Cap­i­tal Ap­peal cor­po­rate fundraiser and Louise Arthur, Cap­i­tal Ap­peal ma­jor donor and trust man­ager

An­niver­sary As they mark the spe­cial oc­ca­sion, the team at St An­drew’s Hospice are now look­ing ahead to the next 30 years

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