MSP Gil Paterson visits CHAS at exhibition

Gil Paterson. CHAS
Gil Paterson. CHAS

Milngavie MSP Gil Paterson took time out to visit the Children’s Hospice Association Scotland’s (CHAS) exhibition stand in the Scottish Parliament recently.

He spoke to CHAS staff and heard about the work of the charity that provides the only hospice services for children, young people and their families throughout Scotland.

Mr Paterson said: “CHAS supports a wonderful facility for families across Scotland who need the support and expertise the dedicated hospice staff can give. I first visited Robin House when I was gathering evidence to support my Palliative Care Bill and I found it a profound and moving experience.

“I cannot praise the staff highly enough for the care and dedication they give families during their time of need.”

Maria McGill, CHAS chief executive, said: “Holding a CHAS exhibition at the Scottish Parliament has become one of the annual highlights in our calendar as it gives us the opportunity to speak face to face with influential MSPs and directly tell them about the vital services we provide to families.

“We currently help over 250 families across Scotland who are facing the reality that their child’s life will be short. CHAS provides a lifeline for those families by giving them somewhere to turn for much needed, care, support and respite.”