Scotland's Hospices Together is a collective group of nine of Scotland independent Hospice’s and CHAS, forming a national partnership working together to highlight the work of local hospice care in across Scotland.
We provide care and support to adults and children with life-limiting illnesses across Scotland, aiming to improve quality of life for those who use our services, supporting people to live as actively as they can and want to be at the end of their lives, for however long that may be, where ever that may be.
Hospices offer wide-ranging, personalised care which is provided by a versatile team of different professional staff and volunteers. We provide care in a number of places including people’s own homes, hospitals and care homes as well as in our purpose built day care and in-patient units. We not only take care of people’s physical needs but look after their emotional, spiritual and social needs too. Family members, close friends and carers are also supported during a person’s illness and in bereavement for however long they need our care and support.
Our care is provided free of charge to patients and their families. Every year our ten hospices care for over 2,500 patients within our inpatient units, support over 1000 day patients at our day centres and make over 18,000 home visits within our local communities.
Last year it cost us over £55 million for our ten hospices to provide care to those who needed our support. We rely on the generosity of our local communities to ensure that we can continue to provide this care. We need your help, the help of our Scottish community to keep our local hospice doors open. Your support will make every minute count for our patients and their families. Thank you.