Hospice to hold Decant Public Information Evening

St Andrew’s Hospice are delighted to announce that the Board of Trustees have unanimously decided to begin the major refurbishment of the Hospice at the beginning of 2017.

The Hospice, which is celebrating its 30th birthday this year is undertaking the £9 million refurbishment to make the building fit for the next 30 years to provide specialist palliative care to the people of Lanarkshire. The new design will retain the existing façade but internally it will be transformed to increase the number of single bedded rooms which will be available alongside multi-occupancy rooms.  Some of the rooms will also provide the space for loved ones to stay overnight, experience the comforts of home, and have direct access and views to the much loved gardens.    In addition, a dedicated patient entrance will be created providing discreet admission to the wards.

During the refurbishment, the Wards will decant to two currently unused wards at Wester Moffatt Hospital in Airdrie, ensuring that the essential services provided by the Hospice to the community of Lanarkshire continue during this period.

The decant to Wester Moffatt will take place in mid to late January with building work beginning on site at Henderson Street soon thereafter.

The Hospice is holding a Public Information Evening on Monday 24th October at 6:30pm in St Margaret’s Church Hall, Hallcraig Street, Airdrie – all are welcome to attend to find out more about the plans.

Representatives from the Hospices Senior Management Team, Medical Staff as well as the Design team and the Contractor will be available on the night to answer any questions the community may have.