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Community Nurse Specialists (CNS)

Our CNS team are specially trained to provide care to people living with life limiting conditions, along with support for their carer, in their own home or place of residence.

This means they can offer advice on pain relief, symptoms, your condition and medication. They are also there to offer emotional support to help you and your family cope as you progress through your illness and treatment.

CNS will liaise with you and the Hospice team to introduce you to our medical staff, physiotherapy, Day Hospice, Occupational Therapy and the Patient and Family Support Teams, along with information on home care services and finances.

All of this is to help maximise your quality of life and assess your needs to provide the best quality of care possible at the right time and the right place for you and those close to you.

A guide to our Community Services is available here

At St. Vincent's, we are committed to the safe management of all of your personal data. For more information, you can find our Patient Information Privacy Notice, here.  

Visiting St. Vincent's Hospice (Coronavirus Guidance)

Following the rise in case of Coronavirus (COVID -19) in Scotland, we are following  Government and NHS  advice. We want to ensure that our Hospice remains a safe place for patients, their families, staff, volunteers and visitors. Please read our guidance before visiting St. Vincent’s Hospice. Your understanding is greatly appreciated.


CNS Service Times

Mon - Fri:   9am – 5pm

Advice is available out of hours by calling 01505 705 635

Is there a fee?

No. As a registered charity, all of our services are available completely free of charge for individuals in the Renfrewshire area.

How can you contact St. Vincent’s Community Nurse Specialists?

You can get in touch by asking your:

  • GP
  • Hospital Doctor
  • Hospital Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Carer

Alternatively, you can contact us directly by calling 01505 705 635.

The service is available Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm, however advice is available out of hours by calling the number above.

You can find more information by downloading our booklet, here.