Last week I attended Ken’s event and give him my full support.
I was delighted to support the One Word Campaign and it was great that there was such a fantastic response. I hope that it has raised awareness of what vibrant and inspiring places hospices can be, which is why I chose the word, “inspirational.”
Staff and volunteers, through their work and care are able to help children, young people and families by providing many different types of support. CHAS work hard to make this possible and they deserve all our support.
That the Parliament congratulates Strathcarron Hospice in Denny on its 30th anniversary; considers that it has done extraordinary work in that time to support people with life-limiting illnesses and their families in the Forth Valley, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth areas; recognises the wider hospice movement in Scotland’s contribution to the physical, emotional and spiritual care of people with life-limiting conditions; also recognises the widespread local support in volunteering and fundraising for hospices and the continuing policy of Scottish administrations to match publicly raised funds pound for pound to the level of budgets agreed between the hospices and NHS boards locally, and calls on the Scottish Executive to consider how it can best continue to improve the support that it offers to hospices for them to carry out the vital role that they play in society.