A bed and breakfast for people undergoing cancer treatment will reopen today.
Clan Haven on Westburn Road in Aberdeen opens its doors after closing temporarily in May to prepare for life during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Now with social distancing measures and PPE in place, the lifeline centre is back in service.
The accommodation is primarily used by people travelling long distances to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary for cancer treatment, in particular those coming from Orkney, Shetland and the Highlands.
It offers comfortable individual and family en-suite rooms, representing a home-like environment for those attending the hospital for appointments, radiotherapy and chemotherapy. With treatments often lasting weeks or months, guests at Clan Haven regularly stay for long periods.
The Haven has undergone a deep-clean and an enhanced cleaning schedule has been introduced to ensure that robust infection prevention and control measures are maintained.
Head of cancer support services Iona Mitchell said: “The Haven is incredibly important to people and their families who are travelling to Aberdeen for cancer treatment, and even more so during this challenging time.
“We are delighted to be able to re-open and welcome clients to stay with us.”
Demand for Clan’s services has remained high during the pandemic, and the charity has launched a Here for You Appeal to help it continue to support people living with a cancer diagnosis. To donate, visit www.clanhouse.org