New man­ager for hospice

The Oban Times - - News -

OBAN Hospice has ap­pointed a man­ager for the Dove Cen­tre, its new Mag­gie’s-type fa­cil­ity on Steven­son Street which is due to open in the sum­mer.

Peter Dar­ling has been ap­pointed to take over the pro­ject. Mr Dar­ling was pre­vi­ously with Ar­gyll Train­ing.

The hospice has re­cently had feed­back from Lorn and Is­lands Hospi­tal on two pa­tients’ rooms and a rel­a­tives’ room which have been re­fur­bished for pa­tients re­quired for pal­lia­tive care by Oban Hospice.

A re­port to the board from hospi­tal man­agers reads: ‘ We have two side rooms which were up­graded by Oban Hospice in 2011 and these rooms are in al­most con­stant use for end- of-life care, symp­tom man­age­ment, treat­ment of chronic dis­ease and iso­la­tion for pre­cau­tion.

‘The ver­bal feed­back from pa­tients and their rel­a­tives is that the rooms ap­pear bright and airy and the en suite shower room has been up­graded to a high stan­dard.’

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