CCG hands over Lanarkshire hospice following £9m revamp

(from left) Bruce High, chief executive of St Andrew’s Hospice; Mr Boyd Tunnock MBE CBE; Lady Susan Haughey; Elaine Smith MSP; Mr Gilbert Cox CVO MBE; Alex Neil MSP (Photo credit: Robert Perry)

CCG officially handed over the keys to the newly refurbished St Andrew’s Hospice to the charity’s chief executive Bruce High last week.

Over the last seven days, the Hospice in Airdrie has been holding open days to allow supporters, healthcare professionals, volunteers, and members of the general public to view the refurbished and reconfigured facilities, before patients transfer back from their temporary accommodation at Wester Moffat Hospital in early April.

The reconfigured Hospice has 21 single rooms with en-suite facilities and 3 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 at the end of life. These include over-bed hoists, integrated oxygen, access to the beautiful 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 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.

Photos credit: Robert Perry

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