Queen's Award for St. Vincent's Hospice Volunteers
Monday 04th June 2018
Her Majesty the Queen has named St. Vincent’s Hospice as a recipient of the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service; the highest award which can be given to volunteer groups in the UK.
Created in 2002, The Queen’s Award recognises groups that provide social, economic or environmental service for their local community, celebrating the outstanding contributions from volunteers all across the country.
Volunteer Services Manager at St. Vincent’s Hospice, Elaine Grealey, said: “We are absolutely over the moon to have received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, and cannot thank everyone enough for everything they have done to make this possible.
“We have more than 200 volunteers at St. Vincent’s, and this award is a testament to the incredible and vital work that they do every single day.”
Celebrating their 30th Anniversary year, St. Vincent’s Hospice provides specialist hospice care for individuals and families affected by life limiting conditions all across the community. They do this in their eight bedded In-patient Unit, Day Hospice and, increasingly, in the comfort of people’s own homes through our Community Nurse Specialists team. They also provide bereavement support for children and young people who have suffered the loss of a loved one.
Commenting on the award, Chief Executive, Kate Lennon, said: “Thirty ago, when we first opened the doors of our Hospice in North Road, Johnstone, this landmark accomplishment would have been unimaginable. This has only been made possible thanks not only to the contributions of our current team of Volunteers, but everyone who has given of their time over the years to make this happen.
“The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is a national recognition of the outstanding contribution our volunteers make to our services, patients, families and the community as a whole. On behalf of all of us at St. Vincent’s, I would like to congratulate every one of our volunteers, and thank you for helping us to make a difference.”