Rowans Hospice open day will explain about care '“Â and exciting plans for futureÂ
AÂ hospice in its 25thÂ year of providing care to people across the PortsmouthÂ area is aiming to dispel misconceptions at anÂ open day this weekend.
Staff at the Rowans Hospice will be on hand to explain about the many services it offers and also tell visitors about a special Silver Jubilee Appeal that will be launched on the day to raise moneyÂ for a total refurbishment of the hospice.Â Â Â
Spokeswoman Theresa Bailey said: '˜We hope that peopleÂ never have the need for our services, but want them to know about all we can offer themÂ if they do.Â
'˜We do deliver outstanding care to people at the end of their lives, but we also offer support from the stage of diagnosisÂ at both the hospiceÂ and the Living Well centre.
'˜If a person, or someone they know, is living with a life-limiting illness or caring for someone that is, we can help.'
The open day will take place on Saturday at the hospice in Purbrook Heath Road, Waterlooville, from 10am-2pm.
The hospice providesÂ specialist care and support to patients with life-limiting illnesses, plusÂ their relatives and carers,Â living in Portsmouth and south east Hampshire.
Staff will guide visitorsÂ through the journey patients and their families take from diagnosis, through to end of life and on into bereavement.
You can chat with staff and volunteers and also find out aboutÂ fundraising, volunteering or work opportunities, plus activities for children to enjoy during their visits.
Theresa added: '˜Even if people don't need our services now it's a great opportunity to find out more about hospice care in the area, plus we'll also be launching our exciting plans for the future of the hospice.
'˜Rowans Hospice belongs to the community and is a place to be proud of.'
Those who cannot attend the open day, but who would like to find out more about care and services, can drop into the Rowans Hospice Living Well Centre between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday.
For more information, call (023) 9225 0001 or go toÂ rowanshospice.co.uk.
Don't miss The News on Saturday for full details of the Rowans Hospice Silver Jubilee Appeal.Â