THE Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice launched its Brick by Brick fundraising appeal in September 2012 with aim of raising the remaining £12.5 million of the £21 million pound project to build a new home for Glasgow’s hospice.
The hospice has developed and grown beyond recognition from its early beginnings in 1983 when it occupied just one Georgian townhouse in Carlton Place, Glasgow. Today it occupies four adjacent townhouses which have been developed to create one building. Every year the hospice cares for over 1200 patients and their families. The focus of the hospice staff is to give the highest quality of care to everyone who needs their help.However, due to the constraints of the present facility, the Hospice is being hampered in its ability to grow and develop. As a result plans have been unveiled to build a new 21st century hospice for the people of Glasgow that will enable existing services to be enhanced and also allow for a lower age limit to that of young adults from 15 in an age appropriate environment.
This move will provide a much-needed purpose-built hospice for the people of Glasgow living with life limiting illnesses, as well as those requiring end of life care. The new building will see services developed to cater for patients as young as 15 for the first time. It will also offer patients single private en-suite rooms with access to social space and landscaped gardens for everyone to enjoy.
Rhona Baillie, hospice chief executive, said: "It's the perfect space for us - a quiet, leafy area with beautiful outside space that patients and families can access with ease allowing them to feel fresh air on their face The site at Bellahouston Park is 7.4 acres which has kindly been supported by Glasgow City Council. A beautiful parkland setting that we only ever could have dreamt off. "
The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice was founded by the late Dr Anne Gilmore and started as a charitable trust called the New Glasgow Hospice in 1981. That same year it was gifted to Charles and Diana as a wedding present.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
To learn more or to make a donation, please visit: www.ppwh.org.uk/brickbybrick
Call us on 0141 429 9861 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Send donations, made payable to ‘The Brick by Brick Appeal’, to: The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice, Freepost SCO1724, Glasgow, G5 9BR
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