About Us

What we do

We are your local hospice.

We are a charity providing free care and support to adults in our community who have a life-limiting illness and their families.

Many people think that hospices are all about dying. But through our many different services, we support people to live as well as they can with their illness. From the moment of diagnosis through to bereavement support.

At our Living Well Centre, we put the emphasis on living with a life-limiting illness. You can drop in and get expert advice; you don’t need to feel alone. One of our nurses will talk you through all the support, different classes and treatments that you and your carer or family will be able to access that will help with your healthcare journey.

Living Well Centre

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Right up to end of life, our care is about helping people live every moment to the full in comfort and dignity. We work in close partnership with our community nurses and NHS partners to support a patient’s choice when it comes to where they will die.

We have a 19 bed in-patient ward for those who need to stay with us for their care. Our focus on the ward is all about improving the quality of life and treating the person rather than the illness.

Some people wish to die in the comfort of their own home, cared for by their family which is where our Hospice At Home team can help.

Our Hospice At Home team provide the same medical care that is available in the Hospice and can give advice on symptom control, management of distress and spiritual and psychological support. The service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

When the patient has reached their end of life we will go on to support their family and carers with their bereavement, either on a one to one basis or through our group therapy. Bereavement support is also available through our Living Well Centre.

We even provide bereavement support to children through our Meerkats Team.

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We aim to provide a space where families can enjoy special moments and create precious memories together, whether in our Living Well Centre, our Hospice or at home.

We maintain the highest professional standards so that our care is the very best it can be. And at the heart of everything we do is compassion – because we understand that kindness and understanding make the biggest difference of all.

We are a charity

Many people are very surprised when they find out that we are a charity because all of our care is delivered free. 80% of our income is generated by legacies, donations, fundraising and our retail shops.

We know that it is only possible to provide the support and care that we do through the ongoing support of you: our local community.

Supporting Us

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Myra and Trevor Abseil 2017

Myra’s Story

“One of the doctors came to speak to us on the first day and after he had finished discussing David and all of his care needs, he asked me how I was as he knew that I had been in hospital. At that point, I really felt that this was a place where people are special, everybody cares and they looked after both of us.”

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Key Personnel

A list of our Patrons, Trustees, Honourary Vice-Presidents and Hospice Executive Group

Quality of Care

The quality of our care is very important to us and therefore we make every effort to ensure our services meet the expectations of those whom we serve.

Annual Report and Accounts

Please find the Annual Report and Accounts for Rowans Hospice on these pages detailing the year's charitable activities and expenditure.

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