Patient stories – St Columba’s Hospice Palliative Care, Edinburgh

Ann’s story

Mary’s Story

I never dreamed I would be looked after the way I have been, I’ve been mollycoddled.

Ruth’s Story

...the Hospice has become my safe place – somewhere with incredible staff where I can go and get support and be ill without people staring.

Nicky’s Story

I didn’t for one minute think the kind of support I’ve had would ever be in place. People know about the care for patients, but nobody realises what’s available to the people left behind

Paul’s story

I think the word I’d use for the support I’ve received is grateful. This place is brilliant.

Pamela’s story

If anyone was in any way unsure about staying at the Hospice, I would say there’s nothing to worry about. Everybody is so friendly and happy: you’re treated like royalty.

Ian’s story

I think back to my first thoughts and how wrong they were and if anyone else was feeling that way or scared about what to expect I’d tell them don’t be daft, get in there!

Maria’s story

I can say that no matter what your situation, if you are referred to the Hospice for care, you’ll be in great hands.

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