New inpatient unit opens at Paisley hospice

THE ACCORD Hospice has opened the doors to it’s new inpatient unit in Paisley following a £1.1 million project.

The hospice worked with McLean Architects and local contractor Clark Contracts to create a “modern, homely environment” which compliments the delivery of specialist palliative and end of life care. The result is eight single rooms with en-suite wet rooms and patio doors leading to individual patio and communal garden areas.

Helen Simpson, ACCORD chief executive said, “I am thrilled and delighted with the outcome of this challenging but exciting project. The feedback received from patients, families, volunteers, supporters and staff during our ‘open sessions’ supports that we have achieved our aim of having a modern, functional yet homely healthcare environment in which to care for patients and families living with a life-limiting illness.“

Clark Contracts director Gerry Cummins added, “As a local company that has supported the ACCORD Hospice through various fundraising activities over the years, it has been fantastic to work with them as a customer. We hope these improvement works allow them to continue to deliver the incredible work they do.”

Brian Hunter, ACCORD clinical services manager said, “I am very pleased that we realised every goal we set out to achieve with this project. We have created a very modern, homely unit which is vibrant in colour as well as meeting the ever-changing nursing and clinical needs of our patients. It was a team effort and I thank everyone involved. It is now time for our patients and staff to return and enjoy what we have all created.”