Hospice key handover & public tour dates
The £9 million refurbishment and reconfiguration of St Andrew’s Hospice is nearing completion.
The keys to the refurbished facility will be handed over on 19th March by the contractor CCG, with patients transferring back from their temporary accommodation at Wester Moffat Hospital in early April.
The Hospice will have 21 single rooms with en-suite facilities and 3 multi-occupancy rooms, also with en-suite facilities. Fresh, modern design and décor with flexible heating and better lighting are key aspects of the room design. All of the public spaces have also been upgraded and fitted out with new fixtures and fittings which will add to the comfort of our patients, their families and visitors to the Hospice.
Supporters and members of the public will be able to have a tour of the refurbished Hospice prior to patients’ return.
Tours are available on the following dates and times:
Wednesday 28th March: 11am-12noon, 12-1pm, 4-5pm, 5-6pm
Thursday 29th March: 10-11am, 11am-12noon, 12-1pm, 4-5pm, 5-6pm.
To book a place please contact Colin Gardiner between 9:30am-5pm on 01236 766951 or email [email protected]
Bruce High, St Andrew’s Hospice Chief Executive, said: “Although our Capital Appeal continues, I am delighted that the end of the building part of our project is now in sight. As well as thanking our supporters and donors, I would also like thank our main contractor CCG and the other contractors for the quality of their workmanship and dedication to getting this project finished on time, despite the inevitable glitches and recent bad weather.
“For all of these teams, this has been more than simply another job. Many have a personal connection with St. Andrew’s so this has been a labour of love which shows in the quality of the finished building.
“St Andrew’s Hospice has a long, proud history of caring for the people of Lanarkshire. Regardless of any past shortcomings of the premises within which St Andrew’s has operated, the staff have always given excellent, compassionate, person-centred care that respects their patients’ dignity.
“We are delighted that we are now to a position, through the generosity of the Lanarkshire people who have contributed to our Capital Appeal, to be able to offer an environment that matches the care that we provide. We would also like to thank NHS Lanarkshire for the use of their premises at Wester Moffat Hospital for the past 15 months which has allowed us to continue to provide care to the people of Lanarkshire during this refurbishment period.”
Recently, a family member of a patient gave us the following feedback:
“I wish to thank all the staff who cared for and looked after my wife and treated her and the other patients with the utmost dignity and respect every minute she was there.”
Over the next 6 months, the charity’s Capital Appeal Team will be encouraging supporters to get involved in their Homecoming campaign. You can lend your support by holding your own Homecoming fundraiser, such as an afternoon tea or coffee morning or by simply texting ROOM18 £5 TO 70070 to donate £5 to the Appeal.
So can you do something extra to allow the Hospice to continue doing something special?
For more information about the refurbishment, the work of the Hospice or other ways to support the Capital Appeal, please visit www.st-andrews-hospice.com or contact the team on 01236 772048.