Patients can be referred to the Hospice by a healthcare professional providing this has been agreed to by the patient. The general practitioner and / or consultant must also be in agreement with this decision.
The support provided is determined by the Hospice team after an initial assessment. This may range from a short term advisory role to ongoing support.
The Hospice clinical team comprises doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapist, chaplain and social worker.
The Hospice medical team provides a palliative care service at Ayr and Crosshouse Hospitals. If necessary a medical visit at home can be arranged.
Each patient is treated equally in respect of their care, regardless of culture, race, religion or social background.