Highland Hospice is delighted to have achieved the prestigious Investors in People Gold Accreditation.
For nearly 30 years Investors in People has been recognised internationally as a leading people accreditation. Highland Hospice achieving this award is a terrific achievement, demonstrating its commitment to its people.
Commenting on the award, Kenny Steele, CEO said, “It’s one thing to say that the people in the organization are the most important asset but it’s another thing to live up to that statement. It is through the collective efforts of everyone in Highland Hospice that we are able to serve our community and we feel very proud to have this investment in our people recognized. However it doesn’t stop here and we know that maintaining and continually improving how we support the Hospice team will be key to our future success”
Highland Hospice’s ambition is to ensure that the people of the Highlands receive the best possible care and support when faced with life shortening illness, death and bereavement.
Hospice care focuses on the individual and puts the needs of them and their families at the centre of decision-making. By managing their pain and other physical symptoms, Highland Hospice makes time and space for reflection, for gaining perspective and for achieving a measure of calm. Crucially, its team also offers advice with the emotional, social and spiritual issues that may arise - and works with patients, families and carers at a time of transition to help them enjoy, value and commemorate life.
As well as providing services direct to those in need, the Hospice works in partnership with local communities and support professional and unpaid carers by sharing resources and offering training and mentoring, so they can provide the best care they can.
Highland Hospice services are offered free of charge to all those in the Highlands who need them, and it is an independent local charity reliant on the Highland community for the majority of its funding.