A donation of more than £30,000 by CMS Window Systems has enabled Glasgow’s Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice to take another important step to reaching its goal of creating a new state-of-the-art palliative care and support facility.
The donation to the Brick by Brick Appeal by CMS, which is Scotland’s leading window, door and curtain walling designer, fabricator and installer, will help towards the £21 million build costs required for the new hospice at Bellahouston Park. Work started on the new site back in September last year, but the hospice has still to raise £1.4m to reach its target and be ready as planned for patients to move in by Spring 2018.
The new hospice is needed to ensure that it better meets the requirements and vision for the future care of patients and their families. Services will be extended across the community and will include working with young people aged 16 years and upwards. It will continue to provide free person-centred and family-focused palliative care and support to a population of approximately 345,000, from across Glasgow, East Renfrewshire, Cambuslang and Rutherglen.
Jennifer Easson, Capital Appeal Fundraiser at The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice says: “We’d like to thank everyone at CMS Window Systems for their support which has now exceeded £30,000 through the generous donations of both the business and the staff.
“Having outgrown our much-loved home at Carlton Place, we are looking forward to what the new building at Bellahouston Park will bring to patients, families and everyone involved in their care and support. Key to this, however, will be reaching our fundraising target and anyone wishing to support us can so via our website: www.princeandprincessofwaleshospice.org.uk/donate.”
Andy Kerr, Managing Director at CMS Window Systems adds: “The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice provides such important services for so many people in the Glasgow area, and we are honoured to be able to help them towards achieving their goal in the creation of this superb new facility. The care and support the hospice provides is vitally important for the whole community and we wish them all the very best in their development programme and beyond.”
The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice’s services are provided by a team of about 140 employees, with the supported of 600 enthusiastic volunteers. Its services include day services for outpatients, an inpatient ward with 14 beds, a team of community nurse specialists, pain and symptom control clinics, education for healthcare professionals, and the provision of palliative care team support at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, support services for GPs, nurses and hospital staff.