The objective of our charity is to provide to the communities of Renfrewshire and the areas of East Renfrewshire, (Barrhead, Neilston and Uplawmoor), high quality Specialist Palliative and End of Life Care.
Listening and reacting to the needs of our patients, their families and other healthcare professionals, ACCORD Hospice has grown and developed since its inception in 1982. None of this would have been possible without the ongoing support of individuals, local groups and businesses. Their trust in ACCORD Hospice is never taken for granted and is greatly valued.
Whilst the Hospice operates, rightly, within a tight regulatory framework, the management structure at ACCORD ensures staff concentrate on care, compassion and quality of life – always putting our patients first. Inspection reports from Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS) tell us that we meet and surpass the required standards and indeed are very positive about our patient centred approach.
We continue to ensure that care is safe, effective and person centred by encouraging our staff to maintain and add to their knowledge and skills, resulting in a well trained and experienced multi-disciplinary team of staff and volunteers.
Internal audits on the quality of care reveal particularly high levels of patient and carer satisfaction across all Hospice services of which we are justly pleased and proud.
We continue to maintain a strong partnership with NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde and Renfrewshire’s Health & Social Care Partnership. This collaboration with health and social care partners allow us to influence palliative and end of care services that aim to meet the changing needs and expectations of patients, families and carers in our community.