In Patient Unit

Ardgowan Hospice

The In-Patient Unit comprises eight beds with a mixture of single rooms and shared accommodation. The facilities for families, carers and friends include a small café, sitting room, quiet room and overnight accommodation.

Some people are admitted to the In-Patient Unit for a short period of care to have their symptoms managed (for example, pain, nausea or vomiting) and transfer home or to another place of care. Others may be admitted for rehabilitation, perhaps after treatment and some may be admitted during the final stages of their illness and for end of life care.

Patients are cared for by our multi-professional team who specialise in palliative care and include consultants, doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, patient and family support worker, spiritual coordinator and complementary therapists. On admission to the In Patient Unit all patients have a comprehensive assessment and a plan of care is tailored to suit their needs.

Prior to admission patients and their families are welcome to visit the hospice.

Visiting hours are between 3pm to 4.30pm then again at 7pm to 8pm.  However, families may wish to stay longer with their loved ones beyond these hours and we can arrange this to suit you.

No Smoking Policy operates and covers our sites. For staff and visitors, we have allocated designated smoking areas at both our Nelson Street and Access Buildings - it is located just beyond the back garden. 


Did you know…

We were inspected by Healthcare Improvement Scotland in March 2013 and achieved:

  • Quality of care and support: 6 – Excellent
  • Quality of environment:5 – Very Good
  • Quality of staffing: 6 – Excellent
  • Quality of management: 5 – Very Good

together we care

Ardgowan Hospice
Ardgowan Hospice
Ardgowan Hospice
Ardgowan Hospice