Kilbryde Hospice encourage individuals with life limiting situations to make use of neighborhood drop-in service

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Kilbryde Hospice lately celebrated the fifth anniversary of its inpatient unit – a secure haven offering distinctive passionate care and emotional assist for South Lanarkshire locals nearing the top of their lives.

Nonetheless, what many individuals within the space could not know, is that the East Kilbride-based palliative care centre additionally prides itself on its outpatient division which affords a complete host of Day Companies for sufferers dwelling with life limiting situations.

Kilbryde workers reside by the motto that they ‘add life to days somewhat than days to life’, providing sufferers empowerment and enablement throughout their darkest days.

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Kilbryde’s Day Companies group is open to sufferers dwelling with essentially the most life limiting situations similar to most cancers, Parkinson’s Illness, A number of Sclerosis (MS), Motor Neurone Illness (MND), coronary heart failure and Continual Obstructive Pulmonary Illness (COPD).

The group takes place on the identical day each week (both a Wednesday or a Thursday) and runs for 10-12 weeks.

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Registered nurse Mairi-Louise Holdsworth defined: “Kilbryde Hospice, at the beginning, serves all of South Lanarkshire, not simply East Kilbride.

“However what we’ve discovered is that our Day Service isn’t being utilised as a lot because it may very well be, partly due to some misconceptions concerning the hospice. Individuals suppose that it’s just for East Kilbride and that it’s just for most cancers sufferers, when actually we cope with many extra situations.

“Now we have a 12-room inpatient unit and an outpatient division which covers many companies, all based mostly throughout the hospice constructing.

“The programme for every group is constructed across the wants of the people attending, so every group is barely completely different, and we intention to assist the sufferers to reside in addition to doable with their situation.

“A few of our classes cowl methods to handle completely different signs, for instance ache, poor mobility and fatigue, and a few are extra geared in the direction of dialog, psychological stimulation and social exercise.”

CLAN (Compassionate Lanarkshire), Carer’s Assist, Music Remedy, Complementary Therapies, Social Prescribing, Non secular Care and Bereavement assist are all companies that weren’t so simply accessible all through the Covid pandemic, however have now been reinstated and up to date on the hospice.

A typical day runs from 10.30am until 2.30pm with a one hour break for lunch which is cooked onsite by a hospice chef and is staffed by two registered nurses, two medical assist employees and numerous volunteers.

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Mairi-Louise added: “Many of the different companies have a task to play in Day Companies – a session on fatigue could also be delivered by a complementary therapist, or a session on shortness of breath could also be coated by our music therapist. And most afternoons now we have a go to from certainly one of our volunteers with their remedy canine – a very talked-about a part of the day for all.

“We encourage individuals to be as unbiased as they presumably could be, together with attending to the hospice. Nonetheless, we do recognise that there are limits for some individuals. Those that can not get right here by some other means, could also be eligible for hospice transport. There’s, in fact, no cost for any of our companies.”

Kilbryde’s CLAN service (previously Care at Dwelling) is often geared toward offering assist for sufferers who’re housebound and wish care in their very own house. That assist might come within the type of complementary therapies, assist from Kilbryde’s non secular care workforce, or a befriender. Nonetheless, CLAN now additionally has a concentrate on encouraging and enabling individuals to regain their entry to the neighborhood.

Carer’s assist could be requested by anybody caring for an individual dwelling with a life limiting situation. The assist might take the type of phone calls or a ‘Carer’s Cuppa’, which is a drop-in service within the hospice on the primary Tuesday of the month from 2-3pm.

The ‘Carer’s Course’, runs for eight weeks, three or 4 instances per yr and covers many facets of caring, together with finance, tools and end-of-life care.

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Music Remedy could be useful for emotional assist, voice strengthening and mobility points (in individuals with Parkinson’s Illness) and shortness of breath. Kilbryde’s music therapist additionally options day by day within the Day Companies teams with a ‘Inventive Remedy Burst’ masking varied issues from music to seated train and pottery.

The Social Prescribing Service is comparatively new and informs individuals of what companies can be found of their space and how you can entry them. This may very well be something from native church teams to sporting recollections and strolling soccer.

Non secular Care is offered for individuals struggling emotionally and is there for everybody, no matter whether or not or not they’ve a selected religion.

Bereavement assist, within the type of Kilbryde’s ‘Bereavement Cuppa’ is offered to anybody who has suffered a bereavement. This service takes place on the primary Thursday of the month from 2–3pm and is on a drop-in foundation.

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Group drop-in companies additionally run each within the hospice and in the neighborhood to make individuals conscious of the hospice outpatient companies and how you can entry them.

Hospice drop-in are from Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm, and the neighborhood drop-in runs each Monday in October from 9.30am until 3.30pm at Hunter Home Espresso Store on Maxwellton Street, Calderwood.

They provide assist for anybody dwelling with a life limiting situation or caring for somebody with a life limiting situation.

Self-referrals can be made on the hospice reception on McGuinness Manner, behind Hairmyres Hospital, East Kilbride or by way of the hospice’s triage line at 01355 202020.

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