St Andrews Hospice, Airdrie
St Andrew's Hospice provides specialist palliative care services - the total care of patients who require complex symptom management and or end-of-lifecare - and is open to all, without distinction of race, gender, or creed. It is Lanarkshire's only Specialist Hospice and provides multidisciplinary support for patients, their families, and carers. We are Grateful for the generosity and assistance of the people of Lanarkshire in supporting these Services.
St Andrew's Hospice is recognised as a registered charity by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) (Charity No: SC 010159) and until 2006 was an unincorporated association, operating under the care of the Sisters of Charity. In April 2006, the Hospice became a company limited by guarantee with charitable status and changed its formal name to become St Andrew's Hospice (Lanarkshire).
In its day-to-day business, however, it retains the operational name of St Andrew's Hospice.
St Andrew's currently offers: A 30 bedded specialist palliative care unit moving towards 30 beds. A 2 bed respite care service for older adults living in the community and young chronic sick. A Day Hospice offering care for up to 60 patients every week. A Care at Home service for those patients who choose to want to die at home. A specialist range of support services. A consultant led domiciliary service. A 24 hour telephone palliative care advice line.
An education service to support the understanding of palliative care in Lanarkshire and the involvement of Hospice medical staff in palliative care provision in the three District General Hospitals and clinics across the County. Medical support to the Community Macmillan team. The Hospice Support Workers offer support to patients and relatives in coping with the emotional and practical implications of the patient's illness and prognosis. This may involve: Assisting with a wide variety of practical problems, including assessing for and implementing enhanced care packages for patients returning home, working closely with community-based staff, 'Hospice Home Care' and other agencies. Facilitating improved communications between patients and their families and between individual family members. Supporting patients and family members coping with anticipatory grief and related issues.
Spiritual Care embraces religious and spiritual care for patients, visitors, carers, staff and volunteers regardless of faith or life stance. Contemporary spirituality is based on a number of assumptions - it is: A universal human attribute. Multifaceted - embracing both the religious and the secular. Concerned with ultimate questions surrounding mortality, personhood, transcendence, and the meaning of life. Sustainable within the major crises of life.
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