Our purpose

The Ayrshire Hospice provides specialist palliative care and services to people affected by life-limiting illness across Ayrshire. We are passionate about working closely with those we serve, our communities and our partner organisations and aim to reach all those who might benefit from our high quality, personalised care.

This passion is reflected in our vision, purpose, values and commitments. These have been developed by listening to our patients, families, partners, supporters and our employed and voluntary staff who have told us what matters most to them.

Our vision is to reach and improve the lives of everyone in Ayrshire affected by life-limiting illness.

Our purpose is by working together with others, we will reach and improve the lives of everyone in Ayrshire affected by life-limiting illness, by delivering exceptional care.

Values and commitments

Person-centred - in putting people at the heart of everything we do, we will work together to:

  • support every person as a unique and valued individual
  • respect the dignity of everyone
  • listen to and respect the wishes of people

Exceptional services - in striving to be exceptional in every aspect of our services, we will:

  • provide a safe, comfortable, caring environment
  • develop and provide high quality services that are underpinned by audit and research
  • demonstrate clinical, financial and organisational excellence 
  • work to achieve financial sustainability
  • deliver effective leadership and management throughout the organisation
  • ensure we have the right number of people with the right skills in the right place at the right time

Relationships - in building relationships, we will:

  • listen to, respect and value the contribution of others
  • work together to improve all of our services
  • extend our collaboration with external partners

Read about the Ayrshire Hospice Interim Strategic Priorities for 2018-21

Read "Shaping Ayrshire's hospice" our Annual Overview for 2017-18 or download here

Read our full annual report and financial statements for year ended 31st March 2018