St. Vincent’s Hospice is benefitting from a huge upgrade to their IT systems, thanks to a £20,000 grant from the Miss M J M Smith Trust.

The Miss M J M Smith Trust is dedicated to supporting the advancement of health in the West of Scotland. Their support over many years has enabled St. Vincent’s to upgrade their Education Room and Laundry facilities, along with providing specialist chairs and beds for patient care.

Chief Executive of St. Vincent’s Hospice, Kate Lennon, said: “Thanks to this incredibly generous support from the Miss M J M Smith Trust, we have been able to undertake this project at St. Vincent’s, completely modernising and upgrading our telephone and communications systems throughout the organisation.

“This has involved a tremendous amount of work and coordination, with more than 4,000 feet of cabling being installed in the process, as well as new equipment, software and training being provided for all staff. It is no exaggeration to say that this simply would not have been possible without their support, and it will make such a positive difference to how we are able to support countless patients and families every single year.”

St. Vincent’s Hospice is a specialist provider of a palliative and Hospice care for people affected by life-limiting conditions all across Renfrewshire and beyond.

A spokesman for Miss M J M Smith Trust said: “The Trustees are pleased to have given support over the last decade to a number of projects at St. Vincent’s Hospice, and believe that this latest one will further advance delivery of the high standard of care which the Hospice provides.”

Kate added: “On behalf of our patients, staff and volunteers at St. Vincent’s Hospice, thank you to everyone at the Miss M J M  Smith Trust, and to all of the contractors and staff involved in installing the new technology in our Hospice. People are at the heart of everything we do, and these new systems will improve communication with those in our community who need us most. Thank you!”