Julia and Hans Rausing donate £8.7 million to 27 UK hospices under financial pressure
Kilbryde Hospice Blog
by Claire Crawford
7M ago
November 23, 2023: Philanthropists, Julia and Hans Rausing, have today announced grants of £8.7 million to 27 hospices across the UK to help them meet the significant increase in their day-to-day costs, brought about by inflation and high energy prices. Hospices in particular need of support were identified by the Julia and Hans Rausing Trust, working with the charity Hospice UK. The Trust analysed data to identify hospices with less than 12 months of funds in reserve, with support focused on regions with the highest proportion of hospices in need, which included East Midlands, East of England ..read more
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Hospice pledges to help even more in their time of need
Kilbryde Hospice Blog
by Ruairi Carberry
1y ago
Scotland’s newest hospice has set out ambitious plans to help even more people at their time of greatest need. Kilbryde Hospice has been providing services to people across South Lanarkshire – a population of 360,000 – since 2008. In-patient care has been delivered since 2018, and the hospice has now revealed a three-year strategic plan to do even more. Among other improvements, this will: Broaden the way excellent care is provided, including better use of technology to provide digital access to services Boost recruitment of staff, including closer work with school leavers and further educati ..read more
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Updated Scottish Government Guideline
Kilbryde Hospice Blog
by Claire Crawford
1y ago
From 16/5/23, following new Scottish Government guidance, we are delighted to announce, that Hospice visitors and all clinical and nursing staff within the Hospice building and out in the community in people’s homes, do not need to wear a facemask. There will be some occasions when we will require you to wear face masks or ask you when you visit the hospice to wear a face mask, but this will be based on clinical need and current infection prevention control guidance. This means visitors will not be routinely asked to wear facemasks in the Hospice, although they can still do so if they want. I ..read more
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Scottish Hospices warn of palliative care crisis in the midst of rising staff costs
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by Ruairi Carberry
1y ago
Hospice leaders across Scotland are today (Wednesday 1 March) calling on the Scottish Government to continue their support to Scottish Hospices by providing a sustainable funding commitment in the face of a looming palliative care crisis. Ahead of a round table discussion with MSPs in the Scottish Parliament tomorrow (Thursday 2 March), and a Ministerial discussion about funding on the 14th March, leaders are warning of a circa £12m increase in hospices’ wage bills if they are to remain competitive with the salaries of NHS and care service workers. Coupled with the demand for palliative care ..read more
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Kilbryde Hospice Director, Joe Lowe
Kilbryde Hospice Blog
by Claire Crawford
1y ago
It is with great sadness that we share the news that one of our trustees, Joe Lowe, has died after a short illness. Joe supported the Kilbryde Hospice appeal from its outset in 2001 and became a trustee in 2013. During his time with Kilbryde, he played a key role in the delivery of our 12-bed hospice building here in East Kilbride. Joe was a great advocate of all things Kilbryde. One of his greatest strengths was knowing the right people and having the persuasive skills to get them to help the hospice. Joe was also well known and loved by all our staff across the hospice, and the fundraisers r ..read more
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HOSPICES RECEIVE FUNDING TO CONTINUE COMPASSIONATE LANARKSHIRE PROJECT
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by Ruairi Carberry
1y ago
The team at St Andrew’s, Kilbryde, and Strathcarron Hospices are delighted to have received a further award from The National Lottery Improving Lives Community Fund to continue their Compassionate Lanarkshire (CLAN) project for the next three years. The award from the National Lottery has been matched with funding from the South Lanarkshire Health & Social Care Partnership. CLAN is a partnership project between St Andrew’s, Kilbryde, and Strathcarron Hospices which aims to support vulnerable and isolated individuals and families in Lanarkshire affected by a life-limiting illness including ..read more
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Kilbryde Hospice receives two ‘exceptional’ accolades following Health Improvement Scotland inspection
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by Ruairi Carberry
1y ago
South Lanarkshire’s Hospice has been accredited as providing the very highest levels of patients’ experience of care in a new report by Healthcare Improvement Scotland.  People’s experience of care and the involvement of carers and families, as well as the leadership of improvement and change at the Hospice, received the very highest ‘Exceptional’ accolades following a two-day unannounced inspection in July this year. The hospice was awarded two grades of ‘Exceptional’ and a further ‘Good’ rating for the third domain category that they assessed and scored, which was the safe delivery of c ..read more
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Kilbryde Hospice Community Survey
Kilbryde Hospice Blog
by Ruairi Carberry
1y ago
Kilbryde Hospice is seeking feedback from the community as we enter the final months of 2022 and prepare for 2023. We would like members of the South Lanarkshire community to help us by answering our latest survey.  It is important that the voices of people in South Lanarkshire are heard. By answering our survey, you can help Kilbryde Hospice to cater our services in such a way that it meets the needs of future patients and their families. “Our most recent inspection in July reported that people’s experience of care and the involvement of carers and families, as well as the leadership of ..read more
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Chaplain
Kilbryde Hospice Blog
by Rebecca Campbell
1y ago
Following the retirement of one of our colleagues, we are looking for a Chaplain with recent or current healthcare chaplaincy experience, who has a particular interest in palliative and end-of-life care. The post-holder will be able to reflect on the practice of spiritual care and be keen to contribute to an effective multi-faith spiritual care team. The closing date for applications is Sunday 9th October 2022, and interviews will be held on Thursday 27th October. If you wish to discuss the role prior to your application, then please call 01355 202020 to speak to Catherine Crosbie (Chaplain) o ..read more
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Third Sector Locality Network announces first event
Kilbryde Hospice Blog
by Claire Crawford
1y ago
Calling all community groups in East Kilbride and Strathaven! This is your opportunity to network and have your voice heard by the third sector and beyond. The partners of ‘Connected East Kilbride’ being Kilbryde Hospice, Healthy and Active in East Kilbride and The Citizens Advice Bureau East Kilbride, are working in Partnership with VASLan to help bring community groups and organisations together on a quarterly basis. The Third Sector Locality Network replaces the previously held Third Sector Forum. These events will be a vital opportunity for networking, support, partnership workin ..read more
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