Solas - community and day services

Solas - community and day services

Solas is the new collective name for community and day services at the Ayrshire Hospice and means “a place of light, a place of solace, a place of comfort”.

At Solas our team provides physical, practical, emotional and spiritual support to patients with a life-limiting illness through a wide range of services that are tailored to the individual needs of the patient:

• The Solas team provide care in a variety of places – at home, in the community or in our day services centre offering a unique and safe place for our patients to relax and be themselves.

• Holistic care is provided: from clinical assessment and advice to therapy groups and peer support our patients benefit in many different ways.

• We recognise the importance of family members and carers to our patients. We offer a range of services designed to give them time out and peace of mind too, as well as practical and emotional support.

At Solas we are a team. A team that aims to make today matter.

Patients and their families have access to a wide range of community and day services at Solas including:

  • Specialist Palliative Community Nursing Team
  • Day services
  • Respite and response service
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Therapy and interest groups
  • Complementary therapy
  • Lymphoedema service
  • Family care
  • Bereavement support
  • Spiritual care
  • Social work
  • Medical outpatient clinic
  • Drop in café (Wednesday, 10am-4pm)
  • Hairdressing
  • Headwayr

For further information about Solas please contact our community and day services manager, Margaret Cassidy on 01292 269200 or email

For information on how to refer to Solas please click here.

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