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The services provided at St Columba’s Hospice


We provide round-the-clock support and care for patients and families, creating a space in the 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.

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.

Patients may use some or all of our services, depending on their needs. You can see what some of our patients say about the Hospice here.

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Inpatient Unit

Our 30 bed inpatient unit is for patients who need to stay at the Hospice for their care. Find out more about our Inpatient Unit.

Community Team

Our Community Team is made up of our day services, community specialist nurses and outpatient services. Day services are open during the week for nurse-led specialist care for patients who are able to travel from their home to the Hospice.

The community specialist nurses visit patients across Edinburgh and the Lothians in their own homes to ensure they have the specialist care they need.

The outpatient services are for people to have specialist care appointments with our doctors and supportive care team. Find out more about all these services.

Supportive Care Team

Our multi-disciplinary team is a mix of professionals who cover counselling, physiotherapy, chaplaincy, occupational therapy, social work and complementary therapy. Find out more about the team.

New – Hospice partnership with Macmillan 

The Hospice is pleased to be partnering with Macmillan, to enable patients to access all the financial support they are eligible for.

Macmillan is a charity that supports people with cancer, however in the Hospice partnership  with Macmillan, their support and advice regarding benefits and financial support is available to all of the Hospice’s patients – whatever illness you have. Find out all about the partnership and how you can access the Macmillan team at the Hospice here.

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