The Ayrshire Hospice has launched its Spring Appeal highlighting the work of their Specialist Palliative Care Nurses who visit patients across Ayrshire and Arran delivering care to them in their own home.

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ayrshire Hospice has continued to provide excellent and compassionate care to patients and families across Ayrshire and Arran.

Over the past few years, more and more people living with a life-limiting illness choose to spend the time they have left at home with their loved ones. They are cared for and supported by the incredible community team at Ayrshire Hospice who travel thousands of miles each year, looking after patients and their families.

Paula Fisher, of Ardrossan, spoke of how the community team at Ayrshire Hospice cared for and supported her partner, Dave Rogers, who died in November 2020.

She said: “Everyone from the hospice made such a difference to all our lives. I knew about the hospice but I didn’t know that they had a Community Team of nurses and care assistants who would support you in your own home.

“I want to do all that I can to make sure that the hospice continues to be there to help other families who need their care and support in the future. That’s why we are supporting their spring appeal this year and I hope you’ll join us – and support this wonderful, vital local charity.”

To keep delivering the same exceptional quality of care, the Ayrshire Hospice has been looking at how they can extend their support so that they can support families when situations can reach a crisis point.

The community Specialist Palliative Care Nurses will now be available seven days a week – allowing them to be there for patients and their loved ones to help relieve the isolation and worry.

Pictured: Community and Triage manager Paula Burns.