Royal Edinburgh Hospital Individual Advocacy Service

by AdvoCard

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) on a case by case basis.

We aim to empower service users under the Summary of Principles of the Mental Health (Care & Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 by providing service users with practical resources to enable them to participate as fully as possible in all aspects of their care and treatment and to encourage individuals to work towards an empowering position of self advocating.

NB: Patients from East and Midlothian in acute wards are served by CAPS Independent Advocacy. Patients in care of older people dementia wards are served by Partners in Advocacy.


Last updated 10/02/2021

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Contact information

 0131 537 6004
 hospital.advocacy@advocard.org.uk
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This service is under the category: Conditions , Rights & Representation , Discrimination & Human Rights , Independent Advocacy , Mental Health Issues

Delivered across
  • · City of Edinburgh (Local Authority)
  • · Edinburgh (Integration Authority (HSCP))

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