We need to raise £9 million to reconfigure and refurbish our Hospice to make it fit for the future.
The upgraded building will enable us to increase the number of single bedded rooms than we have at present, which will allow us to ensure privacy for patients and their loved ones. This also helps us to comply with the current space standards for healthcare facilities.
Significant changes in how hospice care is delivered is also a key factor in why this major refurbishment is required to ensure we can continue to provide safe and quality care for the next 30 years. The equipment and facilities needed to deliver modern hospice care have considerably improved since we opened in 1986 and take up much more space. Refurbishing the Hospice will allow us to stay in our current home, continue to care for the patients of North and South Lanarkshire and make our Hospice fit for the future.
The refurbishment works concluded in March 2018, with the first patients returning to the refurbished Hospice on 4th April 2018.
Our refurbished Hospice continues to bring comfort to our patients and their loved ones. We are delighted with the feedback we have received from our patients, their families and visitors:
“The facilities in the Hospice are amazing… I was a quantity surveyor by trade and I look at the workmanship and what’s been done in this building and it is first class. You guys go the extra mile; it’s like living in a five-star hotel!”
“All the attention to detail along with all the decor in the refurbishment is excellent. I was pleased to find that the soul of the hospice was retained, if not enhanced. If only that tranquil atmosphere could be bottled!”
The Hospice now has 21 single rooms with en-suite facilities and 3 multi-occupancy rooms, also with en-suite wet rooms. The refurbished facilities include many features to ensure patients continue to receive quality, person-centred care at the end of life. These include over-bed hoists, integrated oxygen, and access to the courtyard garden as well as practical features to aid care. Fresh, modern design and décor with flexible heating and better lighting are key aspects of the room design. Click here to go on a virtual tour of our refurbished Hospice.
We are continuing to fundraise to pay for the refurbishment. Although the work has been completed, we still have approximately £1.4M to raise. Follow the links below to find out how you can help us finish what we started.