The new palliative care area at the Victoria Hospital has been welcomed by Highlands and Islands List MSP Donald Cameron (Con).
As previously reported in the Buteman, the space will provide bed spaces for patients requiring specialist care such as symptom control or end of life care. The improved unit will mean patients can remain close to their loved ones and be in a specialist setting. In the past, patients either had to be in the acute unit of the Victoria Hospital or travel to another hospital in the Greater Glasgow and Clyde area. Each room will also have a fold down bed for relatives, along with a new kitchen and lounge area and an upgraded gardens area.
Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron commemorated the refurbished facility by lodging a motion to the Scottish Parliament.
Mr Cameron said: “I am delighted that Bute will now have a revitalised palliative care unit at the Victoria Hospital, and I firmly believe that this will be of significant benefit to the community. Indeed, if it was not for the hard work of the local community and charities like Macmillan, Bute may have waited far longer for such an important service.
“Across Scotland there is a demand for more local palliative care, so this new facility can only be a good thing for Bute.”