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Town And County Hospital

Hospital Road, Wick, KW1 5NQ
Telephone: 01955 605050
01955 604606

Scottish Parliament Cross Party Group On Palliative Care

More Prizes for The Sports Auction
26 November 04 
The auction will be held in the Francis Street Club, Wick

Updated 16 November 04
Prizes donations Increasing for Town & County
Donated by Professional Darts Corporation Ltd,dart board used at the World Grand Prix.
Donated by Alex Mackay,signed shirt that he wore to the World Championships.
Donated by Discovery Home and Leisure,2 packs containing 2 sweatshirts,1 med,1 large,2 t-shirts 1 med,1 large,baseball hat,hardhat and secateurs.
Donated by KT Surf,Bournemouth,3 packs,one pack 2 small ladies vest tops,1 small t-shirt,2 necklaces,2 keyrings, bracellet. Second pack contains,2 medium ladies t-shirts,2 keyrings,2 necklaces and 2 bracelets.Third pack contains 1 large ladies t-shirt,1 ladies long sleved top large,2 keyrings,2 necklace,1 bracellet.
Donated by AMS,Wick snorkelling set.
Donated by Thurso Fisheries Ltd,1 day salmon fishing,2 rods on Thurso River valid from April 05 till 31ST July 05.

Earlier Donations For The Big Sports Auction
Signed Rangers ball,
2 x one days fishing on River Helmsdale in Feb for 2 rods donated by Andy Sutherland,date to be arranged,
Wick Academy shirt,
signed darts from Bobby George,donated by Richard Branson,Virgin
t-shirt,baseball hat and pen,football shirt,scarf and polo shirt donated by Buckie Thistle Club and Supporters club.
Chicago Bulls yearbook and stickers.
Donated by Mr Al Fayed, Balnagown Estate-1 days hind stalking for one person on Duchally/Invercassley Estate.
Donated by Hugo Ross-2x one days trout fishing Loch Watten including boat for two anglers.
Donated by Badanloch Estates Ltd,Kinbrace-1 days fishing on River Helmsdale, two rods in Jan, date to be arranged with keeper.
1 days fishing on River Helmsdale, two rods in Feb,date to be arranged with keeper
Donated by Royal Marine Hotel,Brora and Brora Golf Club-one nights leisure break, includes one nights B&B for two people sharingtwin/double room-valid until April 05 and a round of golf for two golfers.
Donated by Ronald Sutherland, Highland Persuits, Helmsdale-momentus swing trainer and instructional video
Donated by Mr Peter Cowell-trout rod and hand tied flies
Signed Celtic football
Signed Hearts football
Signed Wick Academy football
Signed Ross County football
Signed Inverness Caley football
Signed Aberdeen football
Signed Sam Torrance baseball cap
Signed Colin Montgomerie picture
Signed Sandy Lyle picture
Signed Everton picture
Signed picture Channel 4 Racing Team
Signed Ally McCoist picture
Picture donated by Harlem Globetrotters
Signed shirt from "The Power"Phil Taylor
Signed t-shirt from Steve Redgrave
SFA pennant signed by Berti Vogts
Signed book from Paul Young,Hooked On Scotland
Two packs donated by WWE,America-1 pack-t-shirt,dvd,poster,magazine,keyring,transfers and three photos
1 pack-t-shirt,video,poster,magazine,keyring,transfers and three photos
Signed Scotland Rugby ball
Two packs from Yamaha-1 pack-t-shirt and watch
1 pack-t-shirt and pen
Donated by Sport England,bag,pens stickers.

30 September 04
Staff Set Out To Improve Facilities
The staff of the Newton Wing, town & County Hospital are pushing forward with a project to raise funds to enhance the Palliative Care Facility.  they aim to raise enough money to build an extension to the current Palliative Care Rooms that will give patients and their families the ability to be together at what is often a difficult time. in a homely and private environment.

It is hoped that the Macmillan Cancer Cancer Palliative Care will provide funding for the building.  the staff are trying to raise the money for the Newton Palliative Care Fund for refurbishment, comfort items for patients, complimentary therapies and to provide ongoing staff training and education.

the beds provide a good service to the local community.  Contributions towards the auction and a Christmas raffle are now being collected.  Any ideas for further fund raising would be welcome.

For more information contact the ward on 01955 880 389

The Big Sports Auction - 26 November 2004 8.00pm
The auction will be held in the Francis Street Club, Wick and will be run by Willie Mackay well know for acting as an auctioneer at charity events. 
Prizes donated As At 30 September
If you would like to donate a prize to the auction please contact Karen McLeod the acting charge nurse at the ward.


30 September 04
We are pleased to announce the establishment of a new palliative care clinic. This will be held in the Macmillan Oncology suite once a month, commencing on Friday 24th September 2004. Referrals should be by letter to one of the Consultants. The purpose of this clinic is to see patients with cancer or other advanced diseases, who have palliative care needs which can most appropriately be assessed on an out-patient basis. We will monitor the function of the clinic closely over the first year. The current in-patient service will continue as before and occasional urgent out-patient referrals can be accommodated on an ad-hoc basis.
Palliative Care Advisory Service Macmillan Nursesí Office 5th Floor Raigmore Hospital Inverness IV2 3UJ Telephone 01463 705546