Clinical Services Review

Help us to plan and shape Ayrshire Hospice services

We are currently reviewing our clinical services to check if local people feel we are providing what they need.

We also want to explore how we can help to deliver the key outcomes set by the Scottish Government in The Strategic Framework for Action on Palliative and End of Life Care that was published in 2015. This framework outlines a vision that states “By 2021, everyone in Scotland who needs palliative care will have access to it”.

The Ayrshire Hospice has been providing palliative care services since 1989. It is very important to us that we are providing the best possible services to the people in Ayrshire and Arran living with a life-limiting illness. 

Patients and carers are invited to complete an online Clinical Services Review questionnaire here

or you can download it and print it off here


Through the Clinical Services Review we will aim to:

  • identify the current needs and priorities for people living with, or affected by life-limiting illness
  • establish if the Ayrshire Hospice’s current model of service provision meets the needs of our local community
  • investigate any barriers to accessing hospice services in Ayrshire and Arran

Research methods

A variety of research methods will be used as part of the review including questionnaires, interviews and workshops.

We have also asked an independent research company “Progressive Partnership” to help obtain the views of a range of people, including patients, carers, health professionals and the general public. This will be carried out through 1:1 interviews either face to face or by telephone with a researcher.

Progressive Partnership will ensure anyone who participates can give their views confidentially. Progressive Partnership comply with the Market Research Services Code of Conduct, the Data Protection Act and ISO 20252.

For further information

Should you wish to participate in the Clinical Services Review you can complete the patient and carer online questionnaire here. The deadline for responses is Monday 28th August 2017. Alternatively if you have any further comments on Ayrshire Hospice care, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Senior Clinical Team on 01292 269200 or by email: