ScottishPower Foundation are making a generous donation to the Prince and Princess of Wales Foundations Appeal. The appeal aims to raise £330k to start the work to lay the foundations for the new Hospice in Bellahouston Park.
Ann Loughrey, Trustee and Executive Officer of the ScottishPower Foundation, said: “The ScottishPower Foundation is committed to supporting programmes that enhance the quality of life in local communities. We are very pleased to provide funding to the Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice as they look to develop and enhance their facilities and services to those who need it most.”
Rhona Baillie, Prince and Princess of Wales Chief Executive explains: “This generous donation from ScottishPower Foundation is a huge help to getting the foundations laid for the new building.
The Foundations Appeal is seeking the help of the people of Glasgow and other Hospice supporters. The brand new, purpose-built accommodation will introduce 21st century care to terminally ill people across the city, as well as compassion and the latest in palliative care.
The much-loved Hospice building in Carlton Place is now too small to meet modern patient and clinical demands. It’s a natural progression to move into new, bigger and modern premises and will include young people in its care plan, as well as adults.
The new premises promise patients and families, as well as staff, beautiful outdoor spaces and stunning gardens allowing space, privacy and areas for quiet contemplation and will bring world-class hospice care to the people of Glasgow, offering privacy and compassionate care to the people who need it.
It will be the first Hospice in the United Kingdom to implement the Sengetun model of care. A Scandinavian model that puts patients and family at the centre of its focus alongside optimal operational efficiency.
It will also provide hotel style comfort with 16 private en-suite bedrooms with private terraces, soft seated areas and domestic style, open plan kitchens. The accommodation will allow patients and families the opportunity to eat together. The aim is to provide more space, independence and privacy to allow greater opportunity for normal family activity.
The new Hospice’s commitment to the palliative care of young people aged 15 plus will also include specialised accommodation to meet their particular needs. This will include family bedrooms, family lounges, social areas, complementary therapy rooms, spa bathrooms, a hydrotherapy pool, sanctuary, sensory room, young people’s lounge and training rooms.
Put your heart in the Hospice and make a donation now – go to www.ppwh.org.uk/brick-by-brick/foundations-appeal