Our first EVER day trip for patients!

14 September, 2017

We pulled out all the stops recently, and organised our first ever day trip for patients in day services!

Staff, volunteers, and local companies worked together to transport 28 of our patients, over two separate days, for a relaxing trip to Troon seaside and town. Highlights of the trip included a gentle stroll along the promenade, ice cream in the sunshine, and a fantastic lunch at the South Beach Hotel.

Some of our day services patients shared their thoughts on the day:

“What a wonderful day – the food was scrummy!”

“It was so kind of the hospice to organise this – it has made a big difference to me, and I’m sure to others too.”

“I loved the sound of the sea, the breeze and the smell of the sea. It made my day!”

“It’s difficult for me to go on day trips like this normally, and I am so happy that Kilbryde Hospice made this happen. Everyone is smiling today.”

Our clinical team worked so hard to make the trip a success, and safe and enjoyable for everyone. Janice Allan, Complementary Therapies Coordinator said:

“It was a really special day, and so rewarding to be able to take our patients outside of the normal day services setting. It was lovely to hear them reliving fond memories of times they had visited Troon in the past, and a privilege to be able to share in their moments. We would like to thank everyone who helped to make the trip so enjoyable, especially our volunteers, South Beach Hotel, and Fairline Coaches!”

 

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