We thought it would be a good time to give readers an up to date picture of what work we are doing within the parameters of the current lockdown.

Many people are preferring to remain at home rather than another care setting so the services provided by the Strathcarron Hospice have been rapidly developed over recent months to support people in the best way possible to reflect their choices.

The Hospice Doctors, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapist, Chaplain, Social Workers, Clinical Nurse Specialists and Hospice@Home Healthcare Assistants are supporting more people than ever in their place of choice. The Lymphoedema Team, Day Hospice and Compassionate Community Team have brought forward innovative ways to keep connected to the people under their care.

Since the beginning of this year it has been necessary for the Hospice to close its doors from time to time for new admissions. However we continue to take referrals for new patients from other healthcare professionals, such as a GP, and we will work together in a collaborative approach, to provide the best level of care for people with a life limiting illness or nearing the end of their life. It's what we pride ourselves in and support may be carried out in different ways but compassion and care remain at our core.