St Columba's Hospice Project ECHO Hub

Current and planned work?

Since adopting ECHO methodology to extend palliative care education and support into our communities, we have completed five Care Home ECHO Networks in and around Edinburgh and the Lothians.

Current ECHO networks include a Homelessness Service Network which is progressing into its third Network and an Arts in Palliative Care ECHO Network to support UK art therapists and artists.

We are in the planning stages of creating an ECHO Network to provide support and education to a hospice in Kazakhstan.

We are also currently planning a local ECHO Network with District Nurse Teams in collaboration with our own hospice and community teams across Edinburgh and the Lothians.

Who are we?

We are a local independent charity in Edinburgh that provides specialist care to people with life limiting illnesses and their families, at home, in the community and from our state-of-the-art hospice facility. Our values of respect, trust, partnership and care & compassion are central to all that we do and provide the bedrock for us to grow and thrive in a changing world. Our centre for education and research is vital to the palliative care we provide today and in the future. We work collaboratively with other organisations who are at the leading edge of caring for people where and when they need it most.