July 19th, 2019

A Snap Shot Of The Hospice In Action

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A Snap Shot of Rowans in Action

If you were to walk through the doors of Rowans Hospice today at 11am, here is a snap shot of the activity you will see…

We depend on over 1000 volunteers to help carry out day to day activities at the Hospice, Living Well Centre and our Retail service. Here you will see volunteers helping out in the finance, marketing and fundraising departments. They will welcome people in reception, serve breakfast on the ward and sort through wonderful donations of flowers to make sure every patient room has a beautiful floral arrangement.


Hand over meetings have taken place and medical staff will be busy undertaking personal care for every patient on the ward. By 11am, the Hospice Doctors will be finishing their ward round.


After double checking the volunteer rota is complete for the day, including confirming visits from PAT dogs and beauty therapist, the Patient Volunteers Coordinators will also see how they can support on the ward. They often look in and spend time with patients who would like some company either chatting, reading to them or just holding their hand


Preparation is already underway for the 12pm drug round on the ward.

Rowans Psychology and Bereavement team are providing counselling sessions for patients, carers and family members


A team of Hospice at Home nurses and health care support workers will be out in the community, helping patients and their families who want to stay in their own homes.

The doors to the Living Well Centre have been open for an hour. By 11am the Living Well Cafe will be busy, with people in the community accessing the support on offer or simply enjoying a cuppa and a catch up with friends.

Groups and classes will also be underway in the Living Well Centre such as craft groups or table top gardening. These sessions are open to patients, carers or the bereaved

Reiki, Hypnotherapy and Massages are just some of the complementary therapies which are taking place in the Bluebell, Lavender and Primrose rooms. Trained complementary therapists volunteer at the Living Well Center throughout the week to offer free sessions to patients, carers or the bereaved.

In the Snowdrop suite, the physiotherapy team will be running a class for a group of patients, such as chair-based exercise or giving a one-to-one session to address a patients specific needs.

Rowans Hospice was built by the community for the community. Rowans ongoing support and development to meet the needs of the community has been possible through the amazing support of our local community.

So today should you or a loved one be diagnosed with a life limiting illness you can be assure that the hospice is there for your filled with love, happiness and laughter as well as the comfort, compassion and care you need

Make sure that Rowans Hospice is still able to meet the needs of our community tomorrow, by supporting Rowans Silver Jubilee Appeal.