Patient and Family Support Services

Patient and Family Support Services

Patient and Family Support Services offer practical, emotional and spiritual support to individuals and their families who are living with life-limiting illness and experiencing death or bereavement.

The team consists of social work, pastoral care, counselling and bereavement support.

When someone is referred to the Patient and Family Support Services, they will receive a holistic assessment taking into account their individual needs, in order to provide the right form of support for them and their family.

The service provides positive and practical ways for families to draw on their own strengths at difficult times. The team offer ongoing support, pre and post bereavement, to ensure that families have continuity of care when help is needed.

Here's some comments we have received about the service:

“When I was at my lowest point and totally lost and vulnerable, your support built me back up and made me stronger. Thank you for giving me the techniques to cope and for helping restore my confidence to face life and new challenges. I am eternally grateful.and looking forward to this new chapter”.
Family member

“These members of staff are, to me, the unsung heroes of the hospice. They give of themselves on a daily basis to patients and their relatives and friends and I regard it a real privilege to be a volunteer within this team.”
Averil Oldfield, Bereavement Support volunteer

For further information please contact Carolyn Hall, Administrative Assistant on 01292 269200.

You can also download the PDF leaflet below.


We are an organisatonal member of Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland.

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