Patients Council at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital

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.

Service Description

The implementation of the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 gives every person with mental health difficulties, 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.

Service Categories



This service is available to residents of all parts of Edinburgh

Applicants for this service should also meet this condition:

Patients or former patients of the Royal Edinburgh Hospital


Self Referral

This service accepts direct self referrals.

By Appointment

This service is available by appointment only.

Contact Info. & Provider's Address


Morningside Terrace
EH10 5HF

Office Hours

Monday to Thursday 9.00am - 3.00pm,

Service Contact

Tel: 0131 537 6462

Facilities & Access

This service has the following facilities:

  • Public Parking
    Hospital Carpark
  • 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

Lothian Buses Site for routes and timetables.

Provider's Name: Patients Council, Royal Edinburgh Hospital

Type: Charity/Voluntary

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.

Services run by this provider

Service Contact

Tel: 0131 537 6462

Office Hours

Monday to Thursday 9.00am – 3.00pm,

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