Hospice at Home – St Columba’s Hospice Palliative Care, Edinburgh

Care at Home

Our Care at Home team provides specialist, hands-on care and support for people who have recieved a life-limiting diagnosis or when they are approaching the end of their life. Our aim is to help people remain as independent as possible for as long as possible and prevent unnecessary admissions to hospital.

For patients waiting for a package of care from their Local Authority, we will support until appropriate care provision can be sourced.

Community Palliative Care

Our Community Palliative Care Team supports people in their own residence with life limiting illness, working alongside their wider health/social care team network.

The team include a consultant in palliative medicine, clinical nurse specialists, staff nurses, an occupational therapist and doctors who deliver care in-person and through virtual support.

Our teams can support people with: 

  • complex physical and psychological needs management and advice
  • Anticipatory Care Planning
  • Co-ordination of End of Life Care

Virtual Ward Service

Our community based Virtual Ward Service launched in March 2023. Our team works collaboratively with District Nursing and Marie Curie Rapid Response teams to support patients with complex palliative care needs in their own home or usual place of residence. Daily assessments are delivered in-person by medical and registered nursing staff.

Access Hospice at Home

For more inforamtion, or to make a referral, please call our Access Team directly on 0131 551 7751 available Mon-Fri 9am-5pm (excluding public holidays) or email access@stcolumbashospice.org.uk