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In Patient Unit

The Donna Mortimer Ballantyne In Patient Unit opened in summer 2018. It has been specially designed to promote comfort, safety, dignity and privacy. An admission to our In patient Unit for specialist palliative care is sometimes required for people being cared for at home or in hospital. A short admission will give the Hospice team an opportunity to assess symptoms and allow the team to review the effects of treatment allowing people to return back home.

Coming to Kilbryde Hospice as an in patient?

Patients come into the inpatient unit for a variety of reasons. You may need help to control difficult symptoms such as pain, breathlessness, emotional and family support or for end of life care.

The length of stay varies from patient to patient. Kilbryde Hospice is not a long stay unit. If you come to us as an inpatient, we will review your
care regularly.

Kilbryde Hospice and University of Hairmyres Hospital grounds are a no smoking area.

Rehabilitation Therapy Team

The aim of the Rehabilitation Therapy Team within our Hospice is to support adults with a palliative care or life limiting diagnosis who are experiencing functional difficulties as a result of disease progression.
The team will talk with you and your family and give advice to enable you to continue your day to day activities as normally as possible.

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Kilbryde Hospice In-Patient Visitor Survey

Have you visited anyone at Kilbryde Hospice as an inpatient? We would appreciate if you would complete this short survey about your experience of our service whilst visiting a relative/friend. The survey remains anonymous unless you specifically request a response to your comments. Your answers and feedback will assist us to shape and develop the services we will offer our community in the future. Many thanks for your time. Please click the link to fill out Kilbryde Hospice Visitor Survey

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