St Margaret of Scotland Hospice

Open to all those in need of care

St Margaret of Scotland Hospice has touched the lives of thousands of patients with advanced life-limiting illness and complex clinical care needs, their families and friends.

“I hope your time at St Margaret of Scotland Hospice will be as near to being at home as possible. We try to create an atmosphere of comfortable and pleasant surroundings.”

Sister Rita

Chief Executive

Our Impact

Compassion is our vocation

Our Hospice is a Charity delivering Specialist Palliative and End of Life Care, Symptom Management, Rehabilitative Palliative Care and Hospital-Based Complex Clinic Care

1,800 people

Every year the Hospice touches the lives of approximately 1,800 people across our localities

£6 million

Each year we must raise than £6 million to provide our vital Hospice services to patients and their families.

55,000

Over 55,000 minutes welcoming patients and families to our Community Palliative Care Service.

Volunteers

Volunteers play an invaluable role and make an immeasurable difference for patients and their families.

Changing Lives

Told through their stories...

Watch the short film below to learn more about a patient's experience of the hospice.

About Us

Scotland’s first and largest Hospice

Since our doors opened in 1950, it's been a privilege to be a part of the patients' journey.

History of the Hospice
What we do

Our Care

Our approach to providing care is holistic, taking into account the spiritual, physical, psychological and social needs of patients.

In-Patient Care

The Hospice provides two units for in-patient care:

- Specialist Palliative Care – St Joseph’s Ward
Hospital-Based Complex Clinical Care – Mary Aikenhead Centre

These units provide care for patients with advanced life-limiting conditions requiring assessment and management of complex symptoms. In addition, patients may require support for complex emotional, social and spiritual needs.

To meet these needs, patients will require the input of the specialist multi-professional team.

Patients may be referred to our Hospice following the criteria available in Referral Guidance.

The aim of care is based on the philosophy and Core Values of the Sisters of Charity:

Respect – Compassion – Advocacy – Quality - Justice
To meet these needs, patients will require the input of the specialist multi-professional team.

Patients may be referred to our Hospice following the criteria available in Referral Guidance.

The aim of care is based on the philosophy and Core Values of the Sisters of Charity:

Respect – Compassion – Advocacy – Quality - Justice

Pastoral Care

Our team is always available to offer spiritual care, support and counselling of various kinds, whenever it may be required.

24/7 Telephone Support and Advice

Available to all who may need advice and support – for patients, relatives and professionals

Community-based Palliative Care

Our team is available to offer Specialist advice and support, complementing the care of the patient’s own doctor and other health professionals

Out-Patient Service

Access to Specialist Palliative Care support and advice as well as a range of services provided by our multi-disciplinary team.

Next steps

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