The Ayrshire Hospice provides excellence in palliative and end of life care for patients and their families.

We support people who are aged 16 years and over, who have a diagnosis that is life limiting - this includes respiratory and heart diseases, neurological conditions as well as cancers and other illnesses.

Where necessary, we provide a seamless transition from young adult hospice services to our care.

Our care seeks to improve quality of life in various ways, for example; we support and advise on symptom control, provide emotional and spiritual care, social care and we provide personal care when it is needed at the end of life.

We also have pharmacy, physiotherapy and occupational therapy specialist services as well as our much-valued complementary therapy and Respite and Response services.

Care is provided in a number of places including NHS Ayrshire and Arran hospitals, care homes and people’s own homes as well as in our In-Patient Unit and Living Well Hubs. In fact, we can provide care anywhere a person considers their home to be, regardless of the complexities associated with this. Family members, close friends and carers are also supported both during a person’s illness and in bereavement.

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 exceptional, person-centred care. This passion is reflected in our vision, purpose, values and commitments.

Our mission

To provide specialist palliative care and services to people and families affected by life-limiting illness across Ayrshire and Arran.

Our ambition

The Ayrshire Hospice aspires to ensure that every adult with palliative and end of life care needs, and those people most important to them, will receive timely and equitable access to high quality services, delivered by appropriately trained staff and volunteers.

Our values

We are kind and compassionate.

We will focus on enabling those we lead and support to be effective and thrive in their safe place of work.

We are honest.

We will ensure that honesty is at the heart of all interactions with our stakeholders and our community. This includes care outcomes and
conversations about death and dying.

We are inclusive.

We strive to have equality at the core of our operations and seek to surmount any perceived economical, cultural, social or geographical
barriers within our community. Difference and diversity are accepted unconditionally.

Read our Strategic Plan 2023 - 2026