St. Columba's Hospice Care

St Columba’s Hospice Care provides hospice and end-of-life care for people with incurable illnesses and their families.

St Columba’s Hospice Care provides hospice and end-of-life care for people with incurable illnesses and their families.

COVID-19 has changed the way that we all live and work, but the Hospice Team continues to offer our services to those who need it most, no matter where they are across Edinburgh and the Lothians – be that at home, in care settings or at the Hospice.

There are all sorts of misconceptions about what hospice actually is. We’re incredibly proud of our state-of-the-art hospice building, but hospice care extends far beyond four walls.

Access team

Our new Access Team offers expert advice to patients, families and health professionals at first point of contact, helping people access the right service at the right time: patient referrals; bereavement, grief and family counselling; Community Hospice; our Hospice at Home team; family support; professional advice for care organisations and all other clinical enquiries.

Tel: 0131 551 7751 (0900 to 1600) Monday to Friday

In your community

More than a building for people to come to, hospice care is actually about us finding the kind of care that’s right for you. For many people that’s providing services in your community and even in your own home. Find out more

Inpatient care

At our Inpatient Unit in Trinity, overlooking the Firth of Forth, quality of life is paramount. People are often admitted when their illness has reached an advanced stage but we also provide short-term care and treatment, which allows patients to manage their symptoms. Find out more

Wellbeing service

We offer a range of support services that help patients manage every aspect of their illness. These include physiotherapy, occupational therapy, complementary therapy, arts, counselling, chaplaincy and social work. Find out more

Building compassionate communities

The Compassionate Communities team works alongside communities and neighbourhoods across Edinburgh and East Lothian who are interested in building on their shared strengths, skills and experiences so they can support one other through difficult times of worsening health, social isolation, loss and bereavement. Find out more


Hear from the people who know us best

Being a patient at St Columba’s is not just about us helping manage pain, we help manage everything. From how to speak to your family, to how to manage your bills. Read about just some of the ways others have benefited from hospice care. Read more


Refer someone to our services

Patients can be referred to St Columba’s Hospice Care by a health or social care professional. If you have any questions regarding yourself or a loved one, please don’t hesitate to get in touch at

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