New manager for hospice
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.’