About Patch

PATCH is the first charity specifically to support 24/7 specialist palliative care for patients in hospital.

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Borders tea party ‘take two’ raises £2000 for PATCH

15 October, 2017

Friends of PATCH in the Borders held another successful tea party in aid of the charity. In addition to some wonderful baking, there was a raffle, sale of designer clothes and sale of hand-knitted tea cosies.

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Perthshire Highland cattle gathering raises £50k for PATCH

18 September, 2017

Balnabroich Farm, Blairgowrie, welcomes over 400 to Open Day in aid of PATCH.

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Nurse working in the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh graduates with a certificate in palliative care

16 August, 2017

Carol Ann Smith, who works in an acute surgical ward in the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, recently graduated with a certificate in palliative care. The funding for her course, which is organized by St Columba’s Hospice and Queen Margaret University Edinburgh, was provided by PATCH.

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The size of the problem

Many patients in hospital who have pain or complex symptoms do not have access to a palliative care specialist. PATCH is committed to changing this.

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Our people

The Board would like to thank everyone who has made PATCH possible.

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What is PATCH?

Patch is the first charity specifically to support 24/7 specialist palliative care for patients in Scottish hospitals. We will do this by funding hospitals to provide resources such as dedicated beds, staff, advisory services and research.

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