Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice

Draft Strategic Aims 2018 – 2020


  1. Maintain a leading position in the delivery of equitable palliative and bereavement care to people with a progressive life limiting illness including harder to reach groups.


As a recognized leader and innovator in palliative care services our vision is to continually adapt and improve the services we provide, developing or workforce, across care settings to deliver truly accessible person centred care. This includes for example widening access to young adults, our

homeless population and taking outpatient services to the heart of our communities in local community facilities and people’s homes. Of course this includes the establishment of our services in our new purpose built hospice in Bellahouston Park.


  1. Develop our national and international research and knowledge exchange


As experts in palliative care we are part of the national impetus to develop a sustainable research programme that will directly inform clinical practice and future priorities in Scotland and beyond.  Following the launch of the new “Palliative and End of Life Care Framework”, to support the development needs of the health and social service workforce, we must look at innovative ways to support our own staff and our colleagues to attain, sustain and improve their knowledge and skills. Our well-established and respected Education department is committed to enhancing the provision and experience of palliative and end of life care. As we move forward we will be required to be innovative to achieve this expanding role.


  1. Develop our services in partnership with local health, education and social care providers, always in co-production with patients and families


In a changing political climate, expanding our partnership working with other key providers will serve to strengthen the person centred care which we can develop and sustainably deliver to people .These collaborations will allow us to draw on each organisations skills and expertise. Staff and people who use our services will always work together to create a decision or a service that works for everyone


  1. Develop a comprehensive digital strategy to support 21st Century Palliative care


There is a need for example, to work with our partner organisations, like our local GP Practices and local hospitals, to ensure that electronic systems can best ensure that care planning conversations are effectively recorded and appropriately shared through electronic systems. It is also essential that we use our electronic systems effectively to capture information on our patient’s and family’s experiences, allowing us to benchmark our services and inform future developments across Scotland. In order to do this efficiently we need greater digital capacity to aid the analysis of this data. 

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