Hospice at Home

nurse and patientThe Rosemary Foundation is a Charity providing a ‘Hospice at Home’ service in Petersfield and the surrounding towns and villages. It is intended to help patients in the latter stage of life threatening conditions. This service offers practical help, nursing care, emotional and counselling support, together with day and night sitting service and trained nurses available 24 hours a day. Care continues through the first year of bereavement. At the time of writing The Rosemary Foundation receives no statutory funding but provides a valuable service at no cost to the patient or their family.

The Rosemary Foundation came into being when the Sue Ryder Home at Langrish closed in 1997. The story of the early days is told here.

It is important to stress that the services of the Foundation are free of all charge to patients and carers. See how we work.

The Rosemary Foundation works collaboratively with the Macmillan service, both seeking to provide care that is patient based, effective and of the highest quality. Macmillan Cancer Support is a national charity providing information, education and training, practical help, medical and financial support, together with some research. This service receives some statutory funding. The Macmillan Team based in Midhurst is consultant led providing specialist palliative care to individuals, sometimes with complex symptom control needs.

We are registered with the Care Quality Commission you can read their latest Inspection Report or a summary here.

The Foundation is managed by a Board of Trustees chaired by Chris Wilton who writes a report for the website twice a year. You can read the latest report here.

Our Statement of Purpose.

Nurse Lindy Coles