Our new Annual Overview 2016-17

Our new Annual Overview for 2016-17

Posted on 17 November 2017 by Monika Reichelt

Following on from Hospice Care Week, we have launched our annual overview for 2016-17 entitled “In the spotlight”. You can view it here.

Presenting figures from April 2016 – March 2017, the overview reports that the hospice received 1,400 referrals last year and also provides an update on the wide range of hospice services and fundraising activities. The report reveals that during 2016-17 it cost over £7.6million to run all hospice services, including clinical, fundraising and support services – equating to approximately £20,800 per day.  Against this, £7.6million was raised with £4.3million being raised through voluntary donations alone. 

During 2016-17, the Ayrshire Hospice touched the lives of many patients and families:

  • A total of 1,400 referrals made to the hospice from across Ayrshire
  • 231 of those patients were admitted to the in-patient unit
  • 58 were discharged from the in-patient unit
  • 173 referrals were made to Solas day services
  • 3,591 visits were made to patients in the community
  • 1,288 visits were made to a total of 239 patients by the Respite and Response team
  • 930 referrals were made to the hospital palliative care team
  • 3,334 review visits were made by the hospital palliative care team

The annual overview also trains the spotlight on some key 2016/17 highlights including a memorable visit by HRH The Duke of Rothesay in December, a whole host of successful fundraising activities throughout the year, the very welcome results of an unannounced inspection by Healthcare Improvement Scotland in May and the annual long service and academic achievement awards hosted for the hospice by strategic partner NATS Prestwick in February.

If you would like a copy of our 2016/17 annual overview please email infovol@ayrshirehospice.org or call 01292 269200.