Community Teams

  • Marie Curie Hospice, Edinburgh: community team
  • St Columba's Hospice, Edinburgh: community team
  • West Lothian community palliative care team
  • East Lothian community palliative care team

Working in collaboration with the general practitioner and community nursing team, we:

  • advise on pain and symptom assessment and management
  • provide psychological, spiritual and social support for patient and family
  • offer advice and information
  • liaise with and support other professionals involved in the patient's care
  • assist patients and their carers in making informed decisions about treatment and future care, including best place of care
  • offer short-term bereavement support

Services offered Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm:

  • telephone advice and information
  • specialist assessment of patients in their own homes or care homes

Contacting us:

Marie Curie Hospice Edinburgh community team
Tel: 0131 470 2236/2222 (team office with answerphone)
0131 470 2201 (hospice reception)

St Columba's Hospice community team
Tel: 0131 551 1381 (hospice reception)

West Lothian community palliative care team:
Tel: 01506 523531

East Lothian Macmillan Team:
Tel: 0131 536 8332

Further Information:


  • Urgent referrals should be made by telephone.
  • For hospital inpatients requiring urgent assessment please contact the- Hospital Palliative Care Team
  • Complete the e-referral form for all other referrals

Last Reviewed: 19/08/2014