Specialist Palliative Care Referral

Ardgowan Hospice

Ardgowan Hospice, supported by the local community, aims to provide the highest quality care for patients and families living with life limiting illness. We value quality of life, dignity, privacy and individual choice. We are a specialist palliative care provider.

Specialist Palliative Care referral Criteria:

Adults with:

­Any active, progressive, life limiting condition (e.g. end stage heart, lung, renal, liver failure, progressive neurological conditions, malignancy).


Specialist Palliative Care needs – severe, complex or enduring symptoms, physical, psychological, social or spiritual, that are not responding to advice set out in the Scottish Palliative Care Guidelines www.palliativecareguidelines.scot.nhs.uk and are unable to be met by the existing care team.

We provide 24 hour specialist medical and nursing advice for patients via the In-patient Unit.

Please print out the referral form.

Please complete the referral form by providing as much information as possible in order to avoid unnecessary delay.

E-mail the completed form to

Complete the Admission Assessment form for Inpatient Unit Referrals only.

You will receive a “confirmation of receipt” e-mail.

We will endeavour to inform you of the plan for assessment by the allocated service within 2 working days.

If you have any problems or for further information please contact the referral team on 01475 726830 Ext 304 or 227

For urgent referrals please contact the Consultant on call, on 01475 726830 Ext 216

GPs should refer via SCI Gateway.

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Ardgowan Hospice
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