Service Information

St Vincent’s Hospice cares for and supports people in Renfrewshire and the adjoining areas of North Ayrshire who are living with a life limiting illness.  We also support their carers and other loved ones.


Our In-patient Unit has 8 individual, en-suite rooms, all with a view of the surrounding countryside, which is peaceful and beautiful in every season.

Adults with a diagnosis of a life limiting illness can come to say in the In-patient Unit for symptom management, end of life care or crisis intervention and are admitted under the care of our Consultant and the Medical and Nursing team.

All patients are cared for by experienced medical and nursing staff. Everyone is assigned a named nurse, whose role is to assess them, find out more about them and their families and then plan their care, from admission through to discharge. The nursing staff will then work with the rest of our team to coordinate their care when they leave,  whether it be back to their own home or to a nursing home.

Families and pets are welcome to stay with us too – the nursing team will be able to arrange this with you.



Our Specialist Nurses will visit you in your own home to advise and support you whilst you are living with a life limiting illness.  Our nurses will work closely with your doctor and district nurses to help manage your symptoms and discuss planning for your future.  They may suggest that you would benefit from coming to stay in to our In-patient unit to help with symptoms. If you prefer to stay at home they will support you to do this too.


Day Services at The Hub

Our Day Services Coordinators have developed a program of events, activities and learning to assist adults living with a life limiting condition and support their families and carers.  Day Services is a wonderful place to find fun and companionship, have a chat and maybe even learn something new.

To see what is happening at Day Services, please click here.

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Family Support and Bereavement Care

Our team have a wide range of skills to help you with the challenges that you might face whilst living with a life limiting illness.

Social Work

We have a social worker who can help with financial issues, like finding out which benefits you might be entitled to and help you to claim these. They can also help with housing issues, and arranging care services and support when patients go home from the Hospice.  Click here to watch a video and find out more.

Counselling and Spiritual Care

Counselling may be helpful if you:

  • Are struggling with the effects of your illness
  • Are struggling with changes to your body and appearance
  • Feel low, depressed, worried or fearful
  • Feel that your relationships are suffering
  • Need support during your loved one’s illness
  • Are having difficulty coping with loss or bereavement
  • Are struggling with spiritual issues

Our Counsellors will work with you, helping to provide tools and techniques that will help you to make progress and heal. They use different approaches to suit individual needs, such as Compassion Focused Therapy and Mindfulness.

Children and Young People’s Service

St. Vincent’s Hospice is one of the few places to offer a dedicated bereavement support service to help children and young people, aged 2-18, cope with the loss of a loved one.

Our team work in a person centred way and meet the children and young people wherever they feel most comfortable – either in school, home or community. They don’t put limits on the amount of time they spend with children and young people and offer weekly, two weekly or monthly in-person sessions or text and phone support for as long as they are needed.

They use a range of tools including talking therapy, play and creative ways to help build relationships and support them with their grief. They have close relationships with local schools and offer them guidance and support when required. Children and young people do not need to have a connection to the hospice to receive support which means the team can reach out into the community and support some of our most vulnerable youngsters.


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