St Columbas Hospice
St Columba’s Hospice works with patients and families to find out what matters most to them. We help people to live and achieve the things they want to do. Making the time to explore what is important to patients and the choices they have is fundamental to our care.
Our compassionate and skilled team works hard to ensure death is as pain-free as possible. We try to take the unknown and fear out of dying for patients and their families. The care and support we provide is a vital service that helps families through difficult times.
We provide round-the-clock support and care for patients and families. Creating a space in today’s health care system, where a dedicated team of doctors, nurses and allied health professionals can create the ethos and environment where such specialist care can be delivered, is difficult.
St Columba’s Hospice pioneered the modern hospice concept in Scotland in 1977. Our reputation for delivering care and our mission to support palliative care education is unsurpassed.
The Hospice has a 30 bed inpatient unit and we also see patients as outpatients, in our day services, and in the community too. Patients have a range of illnesses including motor neurone disease, heart and respiratory conditions, cancer and many more.
Since the day the Hospice first opened we have been an independent charity at the heart of our local community, providing care and support to people when they need it most. All our services are provided completely free of charge to all patients and their families. It costs us over £8 million each year to provide our services and we rely on the generosity of the general public to help us keep our doors open.