National Lottery Award!

10 June, 2021

Kilbryde Hospice is delighted to have received a National Lottery award from The National Lottery Community Fund to continue their Family Support.

Covid-19 has had a significant impact on patients and families attending the hospice over the last 14 months. Families have had to cope with restricted visiting to their loved ones at end of life but also manage the measures put in place by the hospice to make their visit safe for both them and other patients and families.

The National Lottery Community Fund supported the funding of a Family Support Worker to work with patients and their families from the moment they were referred to the hospice allowing patients and families to feel comfortable in the hospice environment.

Hospice Clinical Services Director, Margaret Mary Cowan said “we are delighted to have received a further 1 year of funding of what has become a vital role within the hospice throughout this pandemic. At the hospice, we welcome support from relatives and family members as we know that this is a vital support to our patients and helps their overall quality of care. We have also needed to make sure our patients, families and staff are as safe as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic and our Family Support Worker has played a pivotal role in making this happen.” The National Lottery Community Fund, Scotland Chair, Kate Still: said: “In these unprecedented times, it’s heartening to see the way Scottish communities are coming together to provide each other with support. I would like to congratulate Kilbryde Hospice on their award which is testament to the incredible efforts of their staff and volunteers. National Lottery players can be proud to know that the money they raise is making such a difference.”

Pictured below is Lizanne Reilly, Family Support Worker

Share this article

Other Recent News

Hospice pledges to help even more in their time of need
Scotland’s newest hospice has set out ambitious plans to help even more people at their time of greatest need. Kilbryde Hospice has been providing ...
22 November, 2023
Updated Scottish Government Guideline
From 16/5/23, following new Scottish Government guidance, we are delighted to announce, that Hospice visitors and all clinical and nursing staff wi...
22 November, 2023
Scottish Hospices warn of palliative care crisis in the midst of rising staff costs
Hospice leaders across Scotland are today (Wednesday 1 March) calling on the Scottish Government to continue their support to Scottish Hospices by ...
1 March, 2023
Kilbryde Hospice Director, Joe Lowe
It is with great sadness that we share the news that one of our trustees, Joe Lowe, has died after a short illness. Joe supported the Kilbryde Hosp...
7 February, 2023

Alert Message

This is demo popup content. please add your content here.

Skip to content