The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice
The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice provides free person-centred and family-focused palliative care and support to about 1200 patients and families every year in Glasgow, East Renfrewshire and South Lanarkshire.
The aim of hospice care is to support people to live as well as possible for as long as possible. We cannot add days to lives but we aim to add life to days.
We understand that people need help to cope with the consequences of being diagnosed with a life-limiting or life-shortening illness, and we work as a team to provide specialist holistic care and support during their time with us. Our team of doctors, nurses, therapists, counsellors, chaplains, social workers and volunteers, treat patients in their own homes, at other places of care, and in the hospice.
The hospice receives £1.9million in funding annually from the NHS. We depend on the generosity of supporters and the community to raise the supplementary £3.1million to maintain our invaluable services for the people of Glasgow. This total is raised by voluntary donations, a packed fundraising and events programme, and in our 18 hospice shops around the city.
After more than 30 years of adapting and adjusting, we are building a new hospice to expand our services, and this will allow us to offer 21st-century palliative care to young people aged 16 years and over for the first time. Our patients are expected to move to the new hospice in Bellahouston Park, Glasgow, in 2018.