21st September, 2015
Inverclyde hospice the focus on MSP visit
Ardgowan Hospice in Inverclyde was the focus of a visit by MSPs on the Health and Sport Committee today.
The visit by Committee Convener Duncan McNeil MSP and Committee members Malcolm Chisholm MSP and Dennis Robertson MSP was to inform the Committee’s current inquiry into the provision and availability of palliative and end of life care in Scotland.
The visit was an opportunity for the Committee to meet with staff, volunteers and patients and to see the support that is provided at the hospice through their day care centre.
Convener of the Committee Duncan McNeil MSP said:
“The care that is provided for at Ardgowan clearly makes such a positive difference to people in Inverclyde and their families.
“The inquiry we are undertaking is all about finding out about people’s experiences of palliative and end of life care and about making sure everyone that needs access to high quality palliative care receives it.
“For the Committee to see this in action today is invaluable and will lead to a real understanding of how these high standards of care can be replicated across Scotland.”