Annual hospice overview celebrates achievement

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The Ayrshire Hospice provides outstanding quality care and services which helps those with any life limiting illness.

Care is provided where there is no cure for the condition, but which improves the quality of each day for people who have a limited time to live.

The Ayrshire Hospice helps people to live as actively as they can to the end of their lives - however long that may be, where ever that may be.

Care is provided by hospice staff in a number of places including people’s own homes, hospitals and care homes as well as in the hospice’s purpose built day care and in-patient unit.

Almost a third of the patients that come to the hospice in-patient unit are discharged and are able to return home after a period of care, assessment, treatment or respite.

Over 3,000 day hospice places are made available to patients allowing them to visit the hospice for the day and giving them access to a range of services including therapy and interest groups, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, our drop in cafe and respite care.

Tthe hospice helps adults throughout Ayrshire and Arran with life limiting illness such as cancer, neurological conditions, end stage heart failure and lung disease.

It helps people to live as actively as they can to the end of their lives - however long that may be, where ever that may be. The care they provide not only seeks to alleviate pain and symptoms, but also allows people to stay engaged with friends,