Medical team Our medical team consists of three consultants (one Lead Consultant), one Associate Specialist and two junior doctors - one training to be a palliative physician and one a GP. All the senior doctors are very experienced and recognised as experts in their field. They are employed by the hospice. The team provides medical expertise and support, working closely with the hospice multi-disciplinary team, to patients in the in-patient unit and Solas day services as well as to patients in their own homes. The consultants provide medical input to the hospital palliative care team in Ayr and Crosshouse hospitals. The doctors also provide out of hours cover for hospice in-patients and advice to clinical staff through Ayrshire 365 days a year. The medical team is involved in teaching other health professionals and undergraduates in medicine and nursing. They also work closely with colleagues in NHS Ayrshire and Arran to improve the quality of care for all palliative care patients in Ayrshire.