Hospice announces plans to decant wards ahead of £9 million refurbishment

Bellshill Central Churchs annual Big Sing Concert, organised by organist Alan Mathew, raised �732.20 for St Andrews Hospice
Bellshill Central Churchs annual Big Sing Concert, organised by organist Alan Mathew, raised �732.20 for St Andrews Hospice

St Andrew’s Hospice is holding a public information evening ahead of a major refurbishment starting next year.

The £9 million project will retain the existing façade, but internally it will be transformed to increase the number of single bedded rooms which will be available alongside multi-occupancy rooms.

Some of the rooms will also provide the space for loved ones to stay overnight, experience the comforts of home, and have direct access and views to the much loved gardens.

In addition, a dedicated patient entrance will be created providing discreet admission to the wards.

During the refurbishment, the wards will decant to two currently unused wards at Wester Moffatt Hospital in Airdrie to ensure essential services continue to be provided to the people of Lanarkshire during this period.

The decant to Wester Moffatt will take place in mid to late January with building work beginning on site at Henderson Street soon thereafter.

The public information evening will take place on Monday at 6.30pm in St Margaret’s Church Hall, Hallcraig Street, Airdrie, all are welcome to attend to find out more about the plans.

Representatives from the hospice’s senior management team, medical staff as well as the design team and the contractor will be available on the night to answer any questions the community may have.