News from ACCORD

ACCORD: Rainy Day Scenario Pays Off

ACCORD Hospice: readiness for rainy day scenario pays off Jacki Smart, recently appointed Chief Executive of ACCORD Hospice in Paisley, Scotland shares her thoughts on adapting services, community support and financial management through the Covid-19 crisis. ACCORD Hospice provides the communities of Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire with high-quality specialist palliative and end of life care.

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Day Therapy Zoom Session

‘Fly me to the Zoom’ Its amazing what grown adults will do…and that is the attitude that will keep you going. So last week at zoom we all became children, produced beautiful home made paper aeroplanes, flew them to the destination of our choice (aka round the room) and counted flight distances. The winner for

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Day Therapy Unit Quiz – Week 3 – Tuesday 21st April

1.  In which country does the river Douro flow in to the Atlantic?    A. Spain     B.  Portugal   C. France. 2. Who sang Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep?    A. Brotherhood of Man    B. Lulu    C. Middle of the Road… 3. What colour are Brazil’s football shirts?    A. Yellow    B. White   C

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10 Top Tips for Stress Busting

Here are 10 simple activities that you can easily incorporate into your routine to help you manage stress. Even if you are not stressed, these techniques can be used as a preventative measure or suggested to someone you know dealing with stress. 1. Breathing: breathe in slowly through your nose counting from 1 – 3,

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Joining Forces with St Vincent’s

ST VINCENT’S AND ACCORD HOSPICES JOIN FORCES TO ENSURE CONTINUITY OF CARE St Vincent’s Hospice, Howwood and the ACCORD Hospice in Paisley have joined forces to ensure they can deliver a continuous level of care to families and the community in the wake of COVID-19 crisis. The hospices have come together to temporarily consolidate inpatient

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Coronavirus Update from ACCORD

The Coronavirus position is rapidly changing and we at ACCORD are working hard to respond to the current situation. Here’s what we are doing to ensure we respond to the needs of our patients, supporters, staff and volunteers. The best interests of our families, supporters, volunteers and staff will remain at the heart of everything

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Guidance on visiting the Hospice

Whilst the risk to individuals remains low, we take the well being of those using or working in the Hospice seriously and appreciate your support in following the current guidance There are a number of risks posed by CoronaVirus that everyone will need to be aware of, and it is important to remember that the

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Richard’s Story…

I have decided to take part in the Kiltwalk this year in memory of my mum and to support ACCORD Hospice. I am so grateful to all the team at ACCORD, for all the support they gave my mum and continue to give the family and I. They really are a vital local service and

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Learning to Live with Grief – Booklet

As part of ACCORD’s ongoing support of families we have now developed a bereavement booklet “Learning to Live with Grief”. This booklet honours all the families who have shared their grief with us, their emotion, and their struggles. While grief is a natural response to someone in our life dying, it is patience and understanding

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Coping with Grief on Valentines

Valentine’s Day can be a beautiful opportunity to celebrate your relationships, whether your loved ones are here with you or whether they have been gone for some time. For those who are grieving the loss of a spouse or loved one, Valentine’s Day can be a particularly difficult time. But Valentine’s Day can also be

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