What we do

What we do

ACCORD is here to provide palliative and end of life care to people living with or affected by a life limiting illness in Renfrewshire and parts of East Renfrewshire.

Our compassionate approach supports patients and their families in the community, at home, and in the hospice. 

All of our care is free.

Services information at ACCORD

Talk to us

You can call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 0141 581 2000

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Help hub

Use our help hub to quickly and easily find what you need

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"While we cannot add days to life, we can put life into days"

Dame Cicely Saunders

Supporting you

For individuals and families

If you are a patient or a family member looking for information on Services at the Hospice, here's where to look. Or visit our help centre for some guidance on finding the right information for you.

Inpatient Unit

Inpatient Unit

Learn more about the care provided in our eight bedded Inpatient Unit at ACCORD

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Community hub

Community Hub Services

Learn more about the services provided in the community and at the Hospice - from bereavement support to complementary therapies

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Help centre

Help centre

If you don't know what you are looking for the Help Centre can guide you when looking for information

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For healthcare professionals

If you are an external health and social care professional, the hospice staff are on hand to advise. If you need to speak to us about specific patients in your care, we can guide and direct you.

Learning and development

Learning and development

Learn more about the education around palliative care we provide to health care professionals in the community

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Access and referral

Access and referral

Learn more about how referrals are made to the Hospice - if making a referral you can also fill in our referral form here

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Services Information

Learn more about the various services the Hospice offers to patients and their families - both at the Hospice and in the communities we serve

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Why support us

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1,200

Patients and Families who are supported by the Hospice each year in the community

£5,000

Is how much it costs each day to care for people with life limiting illnesses

123

123 In Patients admitted 2020/2021

349

349 Referrals to Clinical Nurse Specialists with 3157 contacts 2020/2021

450

How many amazing volunteers the Hospice is supported by each year!

59%

How much of the funding the Hospice needs to care for people which is raised through Fundraising activities.

63

63 Referrals to Social work service with 242 contacts 2020/2021

8

Inpatient Unit beds we have at the Hospice

ACCORD provides FREE palliative and end of life care to 1,200 patients and their families in community each year, both at home and in the Hospice

Ways to get involved

We have been working hard to develop our services with the compassion and quality you know. The money you raise or the time you donate goes towards ensuring we can deliver those services to people who need it in our community.

Latest news, stories and events

Stories

Alison Auld - This is your Life

This Is Your Life ACCORD Community Hub Zoom Alison Auld, Charge Nurse, ACCORD Hospice aka Mrs Christmas

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This is your life - Nora Scott

Nora took part in This Is Your Life with Accord Zoom recently. We all enjoyed hearing about such a varied life and thought it should be heard. Nora has a phenomenal memory and many stories, this is just a snapshot.

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Nora's Story

Nora has been supported through the pandemic by the Hospice

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Hannah's 21st

The Inpatient Unit staff at ACCORD support Alison to have her daughter Hannah's 21st Birthday at the Hospice.

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Alice's Story

My lovely sister Alice was first given the shock of breast cancer in 2017, just as she was celebrating her 54th birthday.

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Lawrence - This is your life

We asked one of our volunteers some questions about his life to share with you all

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Stories

Richard’s Story…

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.

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Linda smashes her target for Hospice Care!

Linda Stark, 61, from successfully completed her own personal challenge of running the Edinburgh Marathon. Due to restrictions in place for the Pandemic, this had to be done virtually – but that didn’t stop Linda! “I’m 61, on my own and no children. I was widowed at 31 (Drew had a sudden and fatal heart

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‘I Remember’

‘I remember’: Scottish  Covid Memorial, Pollok Country Park, Glasgow Alec Finlay (artist) & Lucy Richards (designer)

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Burns Zoom on Thursday with DTU

ACCORD Burns Day Zoom - We couldn’t let this time of year pass without a nod to the bard.

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Kathy Gray presents her music playlist

Recently Kathy presented her Music Playlist on Accord Day Therapy Zoom, we had a fun afternoon enjoying her choices and sharing some of our own. A Music Playlist consists of your top pieces of music in life and the stories behind them…it is really a life journey. Here is Kathy’s playlist, if only you could

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Helen Fleming Whitelaw This is your Life!!

Helen Fleming Whitelaw - This is Your Life

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Weekly Zoom by Ishbel Murdoch

We are still carrying out weekly Zoom Groups at ACCORD with enthusiastic participants.

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ACCORD receive £120,000 cash boost

ACCORD has secured a vital cash boost of £120,000 from The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust.

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Ryan thought of brave Mum every step

Ryan Ayr from Linwood, conquered the 26-mile Virtual Kiltwalk challenge alongside four of his best friends and is on track to raise a fantastic £16,000 for the Hospice – smashing their original fundraising target of £500. The team has raised over £7,000 and counting from generous family and friends, but their overall total is set

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ACCORD Impact Report

Please click here if you would like to look at the latest ‘Impact Report’ for ACCORD Hospice, we hope this gives you an insight on all the things we have achieved in the last year because of the help and support the community around us gives us. You made this happen, you made an impact

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ACCORD Hospice continues to put life into days

For the past 25 years the community of Renfrewshire as a whole has supported our organisation financially and physically to continue to put life into the days of all the patients and families we care for. Brian Hunter (Clinical Services Manager at ACCORD) wanted to clarify that the restrictions associated with Covid 19 has not

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ACCORD prepares to re-open its Store and Shops

ACCORD is delighted to advise that it intends to re-open its Store and shops on a phased basis starting on 13 July. The plan is to open the flagship Store on Glasgow Road and the shops in the Paisley Centre on that date. The other shops in Johnstone, Renfrew and Barrhead at on Causeyside Street

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Thank you St Vincent’s Staff!

We want to thank all our nursing friends from St Vincent’s who have joined in collaboration with us over the past few months during the pandemic.

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Bereavement Support Volunteers

Written by Joy Elliot – Patient and Family Support at ACCORD Hospice I write this with great gratitude for how the Bereavement Support Volunteers support the bereavement service at ACCORD.

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