ARDGOWAN Hospice is running two new supportive care clinics in the community with the aim of widening access to hospice services.
The clinics will run on alternative Wednesdays at either Port Glasgow Health Centre or Greenock Health Centre (room 89, Wing G), and are open to patients who are experiencing issues related to any life-limiting condition, including people with conditions such as heart failure, COPD, kidney, renal or liver failure, and neurological conditions such as motor neurone disease.
Dr Sandra McConnell, consultant at Ardgowan Hospice said: “We are trying to increase access to our service in the community and realise that, for several reasons, a familiar local environment may be more acceptable to some patients than attending the hospice.”
“There are many benefits to people and their families when supportive or palliative care is involved at an earlier stage — including extending length of life in some cases and improving the quality of life and support available, to enable people to deal with the challenges they face and help them try to achieve what matters to them.”
Patients can ask their GP, specialist nurse or consultant to make a referral for them to one of the clinics. The first clinic will run in Greenock Health Centre tomorrow (Wednesday 8 March) between 2pm and 5pm, with the Port Glasgow clinic running on Wednesday 15 March at the same times.
Further information can be obtained by calling Ardgowan Hospice on 01475 726830 or emailing email@example.com.