We opened our door to patients as The Douglas Macmillan Home. In our first year we cared for 315 patients.
Our first Social Worker was appointed. We have always kept the holistic approach at the forefront of everything we do. Today we have a large team helping to care for all patients and families.
Our volunteers launched our bereavement care visits. This is still a core component in the services we offer; we now have psychological therapists offering 1 to 1 support and group sessions.
Our first Palliative Care Nurse Specialists were appointed. Today, we receive referrals from GPs and district nurses to our community team, wherever possible, giving patients, families and carers a choice of where they wish to spend their remaining time.
Our Day Therapy Services began.
We launched our Hospice at Home service which provided care and respite services for patients and families who choose to stay in their own homes.
We launched our 24/7 advice line for healthcare professionals providing palliative care to local adults.
We incorporated our new 7-bedded unit and independent living suites to our inpatient services, increasing our bed capacity to 33.
Dougie Mac celebrates its 45th anniversary.