Clinical Placement Opportunities

Professional Visits & Clinical Placement Opportunities


Planning a clinical visit to St Margaret of Scotland Hospice is a simple, straight forward process. In the first instance, you should contact the Hospice Education Centre to register your interest. Following initial discussion and exploration, the Hospice Lecturer will support the coordination of your placement by developing a bespoke programme according to your personal or professional interests, aims and objectives.

You will be introduced to the Hospice Human Resource Manager who will ensure everything is in place prior to your placement commencing, such as PVG clearance and immunisation requirements.

Those who have visited the hospice previously have described the experience as “unique”, “awe-inspiring”, “truly holistic”, “challenging, informative and motivational”. In order to develop an understanding of the role of the Hospice, we recommend you take a closer look.

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Clinical Placement Opportunities

The Hospice offers Clinical and Psychological Placement opportunities to students and professionals studying at colleges and universities across Scotland. Placements extend from one or two days to six or eight weeks and include Induction, Orientation and Mentorship. A placement programme will include access to the Hospice Education Programme, attendance at the weekly Multi-Disciplinary Team Meeting and/or role shadowing opportunities. A thorough evaluation will provide opportunity for shared feedback. We are proud of the quality of care and quality of services delivered throughout the Hospice, therefore sharing what we do and how we do it, is both an honour and privilege.

If you would like to find out more, register your interest or book a place, please contact the Hospice Education Centre by referring to the Registering an Interest or Booking a Place/Placement section of this brochure. Those who have undertaken a Clinical Placement within the Hospice have shared their experience through the following narratives:

After visiting the hospice, I have a better understanding of how personal the care of patients is. Although every patient must be treated as an individual, you can see how much the staff really do care for not only the patients but families too and how it’s a lot more personal and touching compared to an every-day ward

From my personal perspective, I have learned of the huge support offered to patients, their family and friends and the love and care provided through your work… It has completely altered my perception of Hospice as a concept… Thank you for your support and time spent with me… I shall take this knowledge, experience and wisdom wherever I go…

My visit to the palliative care hospice was of rare intensity and helped me understand the complexity behind end of life practices. The most stunning part of the visit though resides in what I found within each person I met – this amazing kindness and optimism that translates into incredible engagement – this was absolutely vibrant and stimulating

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