Hospice care provides vital, person-centred care and support for all those affected by life-limiting and progressive illness, throughout illness and into bereavement. Specialist health care professionals will aim to maximise comfort and maintain dignity and quality of life for patients from diagnosis, with services provided at home, within the Rowans Hospice and through the Rowans Living Well Services.
Many may think of a Hospice as just a place to die, however at Rowans Hospice we focus on maintaining quality of life by relieving symptoms associated with a life-limiting or life-shortening illness. Hospice care recognises the whole person and addresses symptoms manifesting across physical, emotional, social and spiritual domains. Care for Family, friends and informal carers is part of the ‘holistic’ model of care.
We work from the premise: “What matters to me”, placing people at the centre of Hospice care. Well-being and safety are at the forefront of our minds and will be our focus of attention for everyone seeking care and support, whether this is at home or in Rowans Hospice.
In-patient care is provided within Rowans Hospice, situated in Purbrook, Waterlooville, with 19 en-suite bedrooms where specialist nursing and clinical staff are available to maintain your quality of life. Admissions are usually for a relatively short period to alleviate symptoms, plan your future care needs and when needed offer care in dying. Planning your future care needs, alongside many other therapeutic activities and support programmes, are also available through the Rowans Living Well Services. Hospice care at home is also provided to support those who wish to be cared for and to ultimately die within their own home.
Hospice care is provided at no cost to you or your family, which is why support from the local community through volunteering donations and gifts in Wills is vital to sustain provision and accessibility of our services.
We ask no contribution from those who need our care services. However if you choose to support Rowans Hospice you can donate, fundraise, visit our shops or help by simply spreading the word. Please visit our relevant pages or social media profiles.
To see the full list of ways in which you can help, visit our support us page.
Find out more about the wide range of care we provide, from diagnosis, to end-of-life and bereavement support, below:
Our Social Work team based at the Hospice offer advice, support and resources to help patients manage their care and maintain their independence. They work closely with other teams in the Hospice and those in the wider community to provide a wide range of practical and emotional support.
Social Workers can also help with :
Physiotherapy can help people living with a life-limiting illness to maintain independence when there is a change in their physical condition.
Physiotherapy can help to address:
Our physiotherapists work with people on the In-Patient Unit as well as those in the Living Well Services.
Occupational Therapy focuses on a person’s daily activity and how this may be affected when living with a life-limiting condition. A person may experience changes in their mood, sleep, energy, stress levels and their ability to engage in activities of daily living that are important to them. An Occupational Therapist can help to identify and understand everyday changes, offering practical strategies or a new approach to manage this.
Occupational Therapy services can be accessed through the Hospice or in the community through specialist palliative care services.
Complementary therapies are used alongside medical treatments to create a calming and healing environment for patients and families. All our practitioners are professionally qualified and work on a voluntary basis.
Some of the therapies available include massage, reflexology, aromatherapy, hypnotherapy, acupuncture and Osteopathy.
Complementary therapies are available through our Living Well Services.
Sometimes questions and doubts arise and it can be helpful to share and explore these with someone.
Our Spiritual Care Chaplain, Carol Gully, and her team of Spiritual Care volunteers are here to listen, to offer support, or just be alongside someone as they explore their thoughts and feelings.
To contact Carol email: email@example.com