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In-patient care

When someone you care about is seriously ill, you want to know they’re getting the best possible care and treatment. We do too. On our ward of 19 en-suite bedrooms we provide 24 hour in-patient care to those who need it most.

The ward is staffed by a clinical team with highly specialised skills in dealing with the physical and emotional effects of cancer and other life-limiting illnesses. Their primary concern is to relieve pain and distress caused by complex medical conditions.

By providing access to a full range of clinical services, we help many patients to regain their independence and return home. Ward staff liaise with the primary care team to ensure that those who are discharged have the appropriate care and support they need from their GP or District Nurse. If appropriate, support may continue to be provided by the community care team.

Most patient rooms overlook our beautiful grounds while others have a tranquil view of our courtyard pond. Close family and friends can stay overnight to be close to their loved one.

When patients die at the hospice we hope we have done all we can to enable them and those close to them to part in a way that is as meaningful and positive as possible. Our chaplain is available for spiritual care while additional support is offered by the teams in Social Work Team, Bereavement services and Psychology services.

Our professional staff are supported by committed hospice volunteers who help to create a warm and friendly atmosphere on the ward.

Download our In-Patient leaflet (PDF)

For more information go to in-patient FAQs or resources.

For general enquiries contact the Clinical Secretary on 023 9223 8542 or email our Matron erika.lipscombe@rowanshospice.co.uk.

"The treatment and attention I received from everyone at the hospice was excellent. Everybody gave me their time when I was upset and needed it."

"All the staff were caring, kind and helpful."

"The staff were excellent and inspired me to make every effort to get stronger and be independent."

"Staff had time when I needed to talk."

Volunteer with us.

Whatever your age or interests, we provide many opportunities to volunteer at The Rowans Hospice. Serve meals, work in a shop, help in the hospice or drive for us.


Shop with us.

Bag yourself a bargain and support us at the same time. Visit our shops and see our great range of new and donated goods. You can donate as you shop by giving us anything you no longer want.


How to help.

Discover the exciting ways you can fundraise and get involved with The Rowans Hospice. From abseiling to family walks and business fun days, we.ve got great events for everyone.