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Ragged University: Field Visit to St. Columba’s Hospice on Edinburgh Doors Open Day by Danuta Orlowska

29th September 2018 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
St Columba’s Hospice
15 Boswall Road
Ragged University: Field Visit to St. Columba’s Hospice on Edinburgh Doors Open Day by Danuta Orlowska @ St Columba’s Hospice

Come along to St Columba’s Hospice (15 Boswall Road, EH5 3RW) for 11 am to visit the open day where we will find out about the hospice, discuss and think about the questions Danuta has for us…

St Columbas Hospice

Open between 11.00 and 16.00 on Saturday 29 September 2018, this is an opportunity to come and meet staff and volunteers at St. Columba’s Hospice and find out more about the work we do. Ragged University previously hosted a talk by Danuta Orlowska, one of the Lecturers in Palliative Care from the Hospice, who now extends an invitation to visit on Doors Open Day…

Taking part in Edinburgh Doors Open Day is a wonderful opportunity to be part of a city-wide event in which we welcome members of the public into St. Columba’s Hospice to find out about what we do. The atmosphere will be very informal with refreshments available and a variety of musical interludes during the day.

Staff and volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and tell you about their roles and you can also meet some of our Therapets! Come along at a time to suit you between 11.00 and 16.00. You will be able to visit the historic Challenger Lodge (our administration building) as well as Day Therapies and other outpatient areas all in our beautiful setting overlooking the Firth of Forth. [Inpatient areas will not be accessible.] We will be gathering feedback and we are interested in what people think having visited. Do come along!

A few questions for you to think about:

  • What do you think a hospice offers patients and their families? (please think about this before your visit)
  • What did you learn about the work of St Columba’s Hospice?
  • Anything which surprised you? If so, what.
  • To what extent are we able to talk about death and grief in contemporary Scottish society?

There will be free refreshments (tea/coffee/water/juice and cakes) in the Murray Room and a few places indoors and outdoors (weather permitting) where you are welcome to sit and chat. You could also buy some lunch (sandwich/toastie/soup) from our Iona café. Afterwards why not visit other buildings on the Edinburgh Doors Open Day list or take a walk along the sea wall.