Rowans Hospice works with the local NHS Trusts to provide care at home, in hospitals and in nursing homes. When specialist end of life care is needed, we work with your GP/District Nurses to provide support and clinical expertise.
Community NHS Specialist Palliative Care (SPC) teams
These teams include doctors, clinical nurse specialists (CNS, often known as Macmillan nurses), clinical psychologists, physiotherapists and occupational therapists with wide-ranging expertise to help with the medical, practical and psychological effects of living with a life-limiting illness.
Your first point of contact with Rowans Hospice is often through a visit from one of the SPC team. They liaise with GPs, District Nurses and other professionals already involved in your care.
As well as providing expert care in your home or residential home, they offer practical and emotional support to the whole family. A home visit from the nurse can be most reassuring and comforting for patients and those around them.
Rowans Hospice has close working relationships with Portsmouth Hospitals Trust and aims to ensure patients move between the hospital and hospice as smoothly as possible.
Range of Services
The community teams provide essential services which include:
- Assessment and advice on the management of your symptoms
- Emotional support in dealing with anxieties and fears related to illness and treatment
- Assessment for access to support from Rowans Hospice Day Care, In-patient care and Bereavement Services
- Telephone advice for families and the patient's existing healthcare team
- Information and guidance on allowances and grants available
For more information please see our Community and Hospital Care FAQs
To contact the Community Team for the Portsmouth City area call them on 0300 300 2011. This team is employed and managed by Solent NHS Trust, based at Jubilee House, Cosham.
To contact the Community Team for the South East Hampshire area, call them on 023 9225 0001. This team is employed and managed by Southern NHS Foundation Trust.