Patients Council, Royal Edinburgh Hospital
The Patients Council is an Independent Collective Advocacy organisation for people who use, or have used, services at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital. It works to represent the voice of patients and former patients.
The Patients Council promote the human rights of patients and encourage the improvements and developments in mental health services that patients would like to see. They do this by holding regular group advocacy meetings on all wards and passing these views on to the hospital management and other statutory agencies.
The implementation of the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 gives every person with mental illness, a learning disability, or personality disorder, the right to access independent advocacy services, including collective or group advocacy.
The Patients Council provides independent Collective Advocacy which focuses on issues which affect more than one person. Examples of this includes things like the quality of food, quality of the environment as well as wider issues such as building a new hospital. Examples of this include things like the quality of patient/staff relationships and rights-based care and treatment.
Applicants for this service should also meet this condition:
Patients or former patients of the Royal Edinburgh Hospital
This service accepts direct self referrals.
This service is available by appointment only.
Contact Info. & Service Address
Monday - Thursday 9.00am - 4.00pm
Facilities & Access
This service has the following facilities:
- Public Parking
- Wheelchair Access
- Translation Service
- Creche facilities are not available at this location.
Public Transport Information
Lothian Regional Transport Buses - 15, 17, 5, 23, 11, 16
Provider's Name: Patients Council, Royal Edinburgh Hospital
The Patients Council, Royal Edinburgh Hospital, is an independent collective advocacy organisation for people who use, or have used, services at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital. It works to represent the voice of patients and former patients.