Hospice celebrates Hospice Care Week 2017

Ayrshire Hospice celebrates Hospice Care Week 2017

Posted on 13 November 2017 by Monika Reichelt

The Ayrshire Hospice celebrated Hospice Care Week (9th - 15th October 2017) by using this year’s theme “We are hospice care” to spotlight the huge variety of roles over 185 employed staff and 600 volunteers play in delivering outstanding care to people with life-limiting illness and their families across the whole of Ayrshire.

Mandy Yule, Chief Executive of the Ayrshire Hospice explains “With over 35 different voluntary roles and 72 employed roles within the whole hospice, the care we provide to our patients really is a huge team effort.   From nurses to volunteers, chefs to chaplains, fundraisers, shop assistants, corporate partners and therapists, everyone has an important contribution to make in delivering exceptional care and support to patients and their families at a time when they really need it most.  In the last year alone, our volunteers gave 130,718 hours of their time and we are absolutely indebted to them – not only for their time but the skills, knowledge and energy they bring to the hospice.

“We are hospice care” is the perfect theme to spotlight the expertise, commitment and compassion that our employed and voluntary staff bring to our patients and their families each and every day. Together we are hospice care and together we make today matter”.