Project information

St Andrew's Hospice - 25th Anniversary Projects.

In celebration of caring for the people of Lanarkshire we are committed to improving the fabric of the Hospice building to help sustain the level of care for a further 25 years & beyond.
Also to purchase new and advanced equipment for the benefit of our patients suffering life-limiting illnesses.

January 2011 - December 2011

Charity information: St Andrew's Hospice (Lanarkshire)

St Andrew's Hospice (Lanarkshire)
  • Need

    Need

    This is an ongoing challenge ! It is the desire of St Andrew's Hospice to maintain and improve our Hospice building together with the services we provide on a continuing basis. The fact that we have to fund-raise approx. £ 44,000 per week to meet the running costs to maintain these vital services is itself a problem ! Our Fundraising Team accept that to meet the additional task of finding further funds for Capital Expenditure is indeed a further challenge to be tackled.

    Solution

    The project to celebrate our 25 years of caring for the people of Lanarkshire will be aimed at our supporters both old and new and we will encourage the Business Community, Organisations, Schools and Individuals to help us celebrate 25 years of caring. We will ask them to help to secure our future by participating or organising various events with a " 25 " theme.
    We will issue a suggested programme of events with this theme which we hope they will support.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Redevelop our Hospice chapel to meet the diverse spiritual, religious and cultural needs of society.

    Activities

    » We will endeavour to upgrade the flooring, furniture and fabric of the chapel as a multi-faith centre for patients & families at a est of £ 23,000.

    Success will be...seen by the actual appearance of the new building and the anticipated increased use by patients, families, friends and public.


    Aim 2

    To Purchase new and upgraded equipment for patient pain control and pain relief.

    Activities

    » We require McKinley Syringe Drivers, Baxter Pumps and Vital Signs Monitors. Cost of approx 15K. Organizers will be asked to raise funds accordingly

    Success will be...monitored by our medical and nursing staff and of course our patients.


  • Impact

    Impact

    The long term changes in the Hospice chapel are very much overdue as there has been very little change or improved development since first opened 25 years ago. The chapel was traditionally designed for Christian worship but will become a multi-faith centre accommodating as far as possible the religious and cultural needs of ALL our patients and families.
    The increased and continued use of the facility which we envisage will in itself demonstrate success.

    Risk

    We consider the risks very minimal as we will endeavour to ensure that with the support of all parties involved in the 25 th Anniversary Project where possible will achieve their objectives. This will be done with the back-up and support of the Hospice Fundraising Staff and our network of Volunteers and Supporters.

    Reporting

    We will confirm by Thank- you letter the contribution that each donor or group of donors has made. Our web-site will give an ongoing update of achieved objectives and we will also include updates in our Newsletter.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £174,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £23,000 Hospice Chapel Re-develop
      £15,000 Medical Equip. New Drivers,Pumps and Monitors
      £74,000 Heating etc Install new Boilers, upgrade water system
      £12,000 Patient Care Jacuzzi Bath
      £40,000 Charity Shops Upgrade & rebrand
      £10,000 IT System Upgrade
  • Background

    Location

    St Andrew's Hospice is based in Airdrie Lanarkshire. Presently we have 30 beds dedicated to palliative care and 2 beds for respite care together with our Day Hospice which supports 60 patients per week.
    We have additional support services for our patients and families, also a Childrens Drop-in where we monitor children who have or about to suffer a loss within the family.

    Beneficiaries

    The population of Lanarkshire is in excess of 600,000 and is possibly the poorest area in Scotland. In recent years it has suffered greatly from the demise of the Coal Industry and the Steel Industry.
    During the last 25 years the progress of the Hospice has been quite remarkable in the circumstances, growing from a small 4 bedded unit in 1986 to the present size of 32 beds.
    The growth is a fantastic credit to the people of Lanarkshire.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    The Hospice has continued to grow, develop and improve over the last 25 years and this has been achieved by the support and dedication of the people, the businesses, the school population, together with our staff and raft of volunteers. Our believe is this support will continue as the Lanarkshire communities take great pride in supporting their Hospice and for that reason we consider we are best placed to achieve our objectives within the " Project "

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Bob Reid

    Fundraising Manager who together with the fundraising staff promote and encourage our supporters to face the Challenge of our 25th Anniversary aims