The Ayrshire Hospice provides care and services to help people with any life limiting illness.
Access to most hospice services is by referral from a GP or other healthcare professional. Following referral, the appropriate hospice team will arrange an assessment to identify the individual needs of each patient and/or their family and how they can best help them.
Hospice care is non-denominational and is provided free of charge. It is available to people over 16 years of age throughout Ayrshire and Arran with the exception of the family care service which can be accessed by individuals of all ages.
Ayrshire Hospice care for people with a life limiting illness and who require services in addition to generalist palliative care. Ayrshire Hospice also help to support families and carers.
Referrals are accepted for:
- Management of physical symptoms
- Management of emotional/spiritual distress
- Anticipatory care
- Psychological/counselling support
There are three services that you can arrange to attend without a referral from a healthcare professional. They are the Family Care Service, Simply for You and Headwayr. Attendance at these services can be arranged by contacting the hospice on 01292 269200.