30 years of care and now a new dream
Celebrations focus on future
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