The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice

Crerar Trust has made a donation of £25,000 to The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice in Glasgow.

The main aim of the hospice is to provide high quality clinical, emotional, social and spiritual care for patients who have a progressive, life threatening illness and support those who care for them. Since its inception in the early 1980s, The Price and Princess of Wales Hospice has been caring for the people of Glasgow by providing free specialist palliative care for those aged 18 years and over with terminal illnesses, and support for their families and carers. Their Family Support Team offers bereavement support to all family members, including children from the age of two. Since the commencement of the hospice’s Butterfly Project around five years ago, the children’s bereavement team have cared for over 600 children and young people providing support to them at what is undoubtedly the most difficult time of their young lives.

Following careful consideration, the hospice is relocating to a purpose-built facility on a site in Bellahouston Park, on the south side of the city. The 7.5 acre site will provide them with the space to build a state of the art facility for the people of Glasgow for generations to come. The new hospice, which has been based on the Scandinavian “Sengetun” model of care, will be the first of its kind in the UK, and will revolutionise the delivery of specialist palliative care as we know it. Sengetun is a community approach putting the patient and family first, and is a proven model which builds a familiar environment ensuring comfort and privacy.

Crerar Trust’s donation will go towards the provision of a Complementary Therapy Room for patients. There is a great demand for the variety of therapies on offer and, while there is the services of trained therapists, at present they do not have the facilities to match the demand.  The provision of complementary therapies for both patients and their families is vital to their wellbeing.