‘For Bute’ boosts end-of-life care services in Rothesay

Macmillan Cancer Support has been given �2,000 by For Bute to help improve palliative care services on the island.
Macmillan Cancer Support has been given �2,000 by For Bute to help improve palliative care services on the island.

Palliative care services for Bute hospital patients are set to be improved - thanks in part to a donation from local charity and thrift shop For Bute.

The organisation has donated £2,000 to the island’s Macmillan nurses, to be used to buy furnishings for an expanded end-of-life care service at the Victoria Hospital in Rothesay.

Beverley Scoullar, who chairs Macmillan Cancer Support’s Bute fund-raising branch, said: “The NHS is expanding palliative care services at the ‘Vic’ from one place to two.

“The NHS will pay for the structural stuff, but we’ll fund the furnishing of the facility to make if a comfortable and quiet place where family and friends can stay with their loved ones in their last hours.”

* More from For Bute’s latest round of donations to good causes on the island in this week’s issue of The Buteman - on sale from Thursday, June 11.