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Hospice patients benefit from new smart TVs

Thursday 31st May 2018

Patients at St. Vincent’s Hospice are benefitting from eight brand new smart televisions in their In-patient Unit, thanks to a generous grant of £2,100 from the Kilbarchan General Society.

Founded in 1765, the Kilbarchan General Society is believed to be the oldest charitable institution of its kind in Scotland, with members ranging from local businesses, trade workers and private citizens, dedicated to raising funds to support local organisations.

Commenting on the grant, Chief Executive of St. Vincent’s Hospice, Kate Lennon said: “We have to say a huge thank you to the Kilbarchan General Society for this extremely generous grant, which will make such a positive difference to so many of our patients and their families.

“This year is not only 30th Anniversary, but this month marks 18 years since we welcomed the first patient to our refurbished eight bedded In-patient Unit. This was an extensive piece of work to increase and improve the services we are able to offer the community, so it is very fitting that this grant has made it possible for us to add a new and exciting upgrade to this facility.

“As well as providing a greater choice of channels and entertainment, the TVs are also able to connect to the internet. This will help our patient’s connect with friends and family through social media, reducing isolation and helping bring families together during what can be a very difficult time.”

General Society Preses Stephen Vaughan said: “The Managers and members of our Society believe very much in the work of St. Vincent’s and we will continue to support it."

As a provider of specialist palliative care, St. Vincent’s Hospice offers support for individuals and families who are impacted by life limiting conditions from all across the Renfrewshire community.

As they celebrate their 30th Anniversary, the Smart TVs are just one of the ways that the Hospice are constantly adapting and developing their services, going the extra mile to provide the right care at the right time.

Hospice patients benefit from new smart TVs