Morrisons Foundation awards £180k grant to help refurbish Hospice

The Morrisons Foundation, a charity set up by the supermarket, has donated £181,500 to St Andrew’s Hospice.

The grant will fund the kitchen and food preparation areas in the newly refurbished Hospice. This will enable catering staff to prepare high quality, home-cooked meals as well as cakes and treats for patients and their families to enjoy.

The reconfigured Hospice has 21 single rooms with en-suite facilities and three multi-occupancy rooms, also with en-suite wet rooms.

The new facilities include many features to ensure patients continue to receive quality, person-centred care. These include over-bed hoists, integrated oxygen, 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 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 patients, their families and visitors to the Hospice.

Lorna McCafferty, Trust Fundraising Officer, at St Andrew’s Hospice said:
“On behalf of the patients, their families and staff of St Andrew’s Hospice, I would like to thank the Morrisons Foundation for their very generous donation of £181,500 which will fund our new kitchen and food preparation areas following the major refurbishment of our Hospice.”

The Morrisons Foundation was set up by Morrisons supermarkets in 2015 and awards grants for charity projects which help to improve people’s lives. Since launching over £18 million has been donated to hundreds of charities across England, Scotland and Wales.

Ann Seagriff, Community Champion from the Morrisons store in Airdrie, visited the Hospice to find out more about how the refurbishment will help to support patients and their families. She said: “It was great to see first-hand what a difference the refurbishment will make to St Andrew’s Hospice, and I’m delighted that the Morrisons Foundation has been able to support this important project in our local community.”