Inpatient care – St Columba’s Hospice Palliative Care, Edinburgh

Inpatient Care on Cedar Ward

Inpatient care might be right for you

Inpatient care is often most associated with the advanced stage of illness, but around 40% of inpatients return home once we’ve helped get their symptoms under control. Sometimes people come in so we can help manage pain or control nausea, and a short-term stay often gives much-needed support to a patient’s family and carers.

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Helpful information


There is no restriction on daytime visiting.
Our reception desk is manned 8.30am-8.30pm, Monday-Friday. Please let reception know who you are when you visit.

What to bring

Patients are asked to bring nightwear, slippers and toiletries with them. If you need any other clothing while you’re here, we’ll ask your friends or relatives. Please also bring all the medication you are currently taking. St Columba’s Hospice Care cannot be held responsible or liable for items of value which may be kept in the patient’s possession.

Meal times

Breakfast: 8am
Lunch: 12 noon
Afternoon tea: 2.45pm
Supper: 5pm


Free on-street parking is available, we just ask that you be respectful of local residents when you park. There is only Blue Badge Holders accessible parking available within our hospice grounds.