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In Scotland there are a number of Palliative Care services for those in need.

NHS Specialist Palliative Care Units and Hospices provide  in-patient, home-care and day-care services.  NHS hospitals may also provide specially trained staff to help those living with complex palliative care needs.  In addition services such as Macmillan Nurses and Marie Curie provide nursing care and support to hospitals and patients at home.

A full list of all Scotland’s hospices and specialist care units is available from the Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care website at


The Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care is an umbrella and representative organisation which, through a collaborative approach, supports and contributes to the development and strategic direction of palliative care in Scotland:


There are a number of hospices across Scotland including:


St Andrew’s Airdrie –


St Margaret’s Clydebank –


St Columba’s Edinburgh –


St Vincent’s Johnstone –


Children’s Hospice Association Scotland –



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