Thank you to everyone who has supported Strathcarron Hospice during the past few very difficult months. Without exception, everyone has had to adapt quickly to a new way of life in some shape or form and your generosity at this time has helped enormously in keeping our core services available for people living with, and dying from, terminal illness.

It has been absolutely necessary for the Hospice to adapt readily to new ways of working and reaching out to the local communities. The in-patient unit has been looking after people as we always have done, with care, compassion and dignity. There has of course been challenges along the way, with restricted visiting in place along with almost daily changes in guidance. The dedicated team of Clinical Nurse Specialists continue to make home visits, whilst providing extra support for Care Homes. And of course our Hospice@Home team continue looking after people in their own homes during the last two weeks of life.

As we can no longer welcome Daycare patients in we are continuing to support these people in their own homes with virtual sessions on everything from relaxation to crafting; all of which we know are hugely beneficial and therapeutic. The Compassionate Neighbours team is massively at the forefront of supporting local people in their own communities; bringing people together in ways we have never seen before. 

Needless to say, with all fundraising events cancelled and the closure of the charity shops there has been a massive hit on voluntary contribution, which we rely so heavily upon to provide all of the above. As we have done for 39 years, we continue to provide the very best specialist palliative care.