It has always been extremely important to support our local hospices – but today it is more important than ever before. Because of your weekly £1s, we are still running our weekly draw and able to generate a regular and reliable income that Kilbryde Hospice can rely on. So THANK YOU! Please be aware that due to the current situation surrounding the pandemic, it may take us a little longer than usual to answer enquiries and process new membership packs. But please rest assured that we will get back to you as soon as we can!
Kilbryde Hospice is a voluntary independent hospice which exists to provide compassionate, specialist palliative care to people with life limiting progressive illnesses and to their relatives and carers. The Hospice’s Team aims to provide the highest level of specialist care and enable people to live life to the fullest.
The Hospice normally provides day services, care at home and counselling services from the new building, which opened in January 2015 at a cost of £4 million. Services include:
- DONNA MORTIMER BALLANTYNE IN-PATIENT UNIT – a 12 bedded In-patient Unit providing a full range of specialist palliative care services and facilities to help control the symptoms of the. Illness. Many patients will come for a short stay to improve difficult symptoms allowing them to return home.
- DAY SERVICES – Kilbryde Hospice Day Services aims to support patients to achieve their goals through a creative, safe and supportive environment. They provide a range of activities to enable people to live independently, improve mobility and build confidence.
- DROP IN – Kilbryde Hospice Drop In is an open welcome to support people and families with a life-limiting illness e.g. cancer, heart disease, lung disease, and neurological disease. They offer practical, emotional and spiritual support to patients, carers and relatives when they need it most.
- OUTPATIENT SERVICES – Kilbryde Hospice offers a range of outpatient appointments for patients, carers and families. They encourage people to attend the hospice for individual assessment which enables them to access services while continuing to live at home. Patient, carers and families are seen by a range of health care professionals depending on their needs
- CLAN (FORMALLY CARE@HOME) – Compassionate Lanarkshire (CLAN) is a partnership project between Kilbryde, St Andrews and Strathcarron Hospices which aims to support vulnerable and isolated individuals and families in Lanarkshire effect by life limiting illness.
- CARERS & FAMILIES – When someone in your family has a serious illness you may not think of yourself as a carer, but the support you provide is vital. Providing this care can have a major impact on you and it takes time to adjust and find ways of managing. Kilbryde Hospice can support you to do this.
- WELLBEING SERVICES – Kilbryde Hospice offers a programme of Wellbeing and self-management for patients and their families . They aim to support and offer practical advice to help cope with challenges of living with a life-limiting illness
- SPIRITUAL CARE – Kilbryde Hospice’s Spiritual Care team are available to support patients, carers and relatives whether or not you hold religious beliefs.
How playing the Local Hospice Lottery helps Kilbryde Hospice
All of Kilbryde Hospice’s services are given completely free of charge, with only a proportion of their funding being provided by NHS Scotland. This means that the Hospice relies on the ongoing goodwill and generosity of their local community to help keep their vital services running.
Profits from the Local Hospice Lottery help towards the running costs of Kilbryde Hospice and provide a regular stream of income they can rely on receiving, each and every month. Not only does this help to provide essential care and support to local families right now – it also enables Kilbryde Hospice to plan and develop their services for the future.
Kilbryde Hospice is one of a number of hospices throughout Great Britain supported by Local Hospice Lottery and for each £1 entry in the weekly draw Local Hospice Lottery gives an average of 60p to hospice care (significantly more than most other society lotteries). Local Hospice Lottery will give between 55% and 80% of profits from individuals playing in support of Kilbryde Hospice to Kilbryde Hospice. This is expected to be at least £130,000 over 5 years (from October 2020).
For more information about the services provided by Kilbryde Hospice and the other ways you can help:
Call: 01355 202020
Kilbryde Hospice is a registered Scottish charity, No. SC032424