Hospital Advocacy Service (Advocard)

Availability : Edinburgh Wide

Who is this for?

  • People who are currently in the Royal Edinburgh Hospital either on a voluntary or compulsory basis

Who provides this?

  • Advocard

Description

Advocard provides independent advocacy to mental health service users at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital who are being considered for compulsory treatment under the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 and/or who are voluntarily admitted in the following areas of the Royal Edinburgh Hospital:

  • Acute rehabilitation and forensic (The Orchard Clinic) services
  • Care of older people in hospital (Eden and Comiston wards)
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service – inpatients and day-patients
  • Ritson Clinic, (alcohol in-patient service)

How do I access this?

  • Self-referrals
  • Referrals by third parties

Is there a cost?

Free

Is there a waiting list?

No

Location information

  • Translation service available

Opening times

Monday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Tuesday9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Wednesday9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Thursday9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Friday9.00 am – 5.00 pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

Contact Details

AdvoCard, c/o Andrew Duncan Clincic, Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Morningside PlaceEdinburgh, EH10 5HF

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Types of support on offer:

Support in person
Support on the phone

Type of services on offer:

Housing, benefits, debt
Isolation
Loneliness
Long term conditions/disabilities
Relationships and Family Life
Substance use

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