Of service to our community since 1992
Bethesda Hospice is a single storey purpose built building with landscaped garden. The Hospice has four single bedrooms with en-suite facilities and French doors opening on to a verandah. The rooms are generously proportioned and attractively furnished.
Bethesda is a Hospice of high standard, devoted to the care of those in our community requiring palliative and terminal care, which continues to focus on quality of life and continuity of care. There is a cheerful, relaxed air about the place which seems to exude peace and a unique combination of spiritual and physical aspects of patient care. Care is available to all, regardless of age, creed, religion or ability to pay.
Our aim in specialist palliative care is to improve the quality of life for people in the islands who have life limiting illness and require specific treatment for difficult problems such as pain and symptom control or require respite care. Whatever your reason for coming to the Hospice we will try to offer as much support to you and your family as possible.
Bethesda is managed and administered by a Registered Manager according to standards and policies agreed by the interdenominational SCIO Trustees. The Hospice is registered with and regulated by, Healthcare Improvement Scotland (H.I.S.)and is inspected by their Officers on a regular basis. A copy of the most recent inspection report is available on request as are our Policies and Procedures. Inspection is also carried out by a Fire officer and an officer from the Local Authority's Environmental Health Service.
Bethesda Care Home is currently open to visitors However currently for the Care Home and Hospice we ask you do not visit if you have any symptoms of the coronavirus such as a cold, sore throat or cough, or if you have recently been in contact with someone who has. The best way to ensure you are safe to visit is to have a negative Lateral Flow Test before entry There are no restrictions on how many visits or visitors our residents can have each day/week.
The Hospice visiting should be discussed with staff.