We’ve created a virtual tour of our Hospice so that you can get an idea if what to expect for you, a family member or a loved one.
Many people get worried when they hear the word hospice. Our resistance in society to discuss matters related to death often creates negative and inaccurate perceptions of hospices and palliative care. So, to help dispel these myths and show you what life is really like in Scotland’s first modern hospice we’ve put together a fantastic virtual tour as part of our commitment to improving patient experience. It will enable you to get a real feel for our great facilities, people and services for yourself before you visit and will hopefully alleviate any feelings of fear or uncertainty that may surround referral to the hospice.
We’re here to care for people from the point at which their illness is diagnosed as terminal to the end of their life, however long that may be. We hope that by having a look around our wonderful building you’ll see that coming to the Hospice as an inpatient, or to access one of our many outpatient activities, doesn’t mean your life is limited to a certain period of time.
Our focus is on enabling you to live as fully as possible to the end, but not just at the end.
It’s care on your terms. And while hospice palliative care can be provided in any place you call home, we want to make you feel as comfortable as possible in your surroundings, no matter which environment you choose to receive care.
Our aim through creating the virtual reality video is to help make patients feel more comfortable, confident and informed when they come through our doors. It’s also a great way for us to invite our supporters and the wider community in to see the difference our services make to people across Edinburgh and the Lothians.
We hope you’ll see it’s a friendly and inviting place – a home from home!