Our facilities – St Columba’s Hospice Palliative Care, Edinburgh

Cedar Ward

On Cedar Ward, our patients are cared for by a dedicated team of nurses, assisted by volunteers and led by a Ward Manager. The team works together to oversee patient care and encourage patients to be actively involved in any decisions relating to and in the planning of their care.

Iona Cafe

This is a great spot to relax and refuel. Our cafe offers a wide range of drinks and snacks between 9am-5pm and is staffed by our wonderful volunteers. It’s open to all patients, families and staff, as well as the public. And tea and coffee is free for everyone!

The Art Room

Situated on the Pentland ward, the Art Room is open to everyone using the hospice, both community and inpatients. We have regular groups that meet to create and practice everything from fine art to practical crafts. Ask a member of our team for more information or book a class using the link below.

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Therapy Pets

Our therapy pets are a small group of dogs and one cat, who regularly visit the hospice, providing therapy for our patients. Animals have been used in care for hundreds of years. And it was said that Florence Nightingale recommended patients have animals to keep them company.

The Columba Room

The Columba Room, located on the Cedar ward, is a place for you to be quiet with your own thoughts, share private time with your loved ones or watch the sea and the birdlife. We hope you’ll find inspiration from the art, poetry, imagery and texts from different spiritual traditions, along with the stunning views of the Firth of Forth. It’s open to everyone, at any time.

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Family Rooms

We have two lounges on each ward with TVs and games, comfy sofas and a children’s play area. We like to encourage patients to make use of these spaces with their family.

Arrange a visit

If you’ve recently been referred to the hospice and would like to arrange a visit for yourself or friends and family, please email info@stcolumbashospice.org.uk.