In the last few months I have been able to support a number of local charities and organisations that give invaluable support in the community – Here is a bit of information about one of them, The Rosemary Foundation, who provide a “Hospice At Home” support service.
The Rosemary Foundation was established in June 1997 when a group of Palliative Care Nurses formed an ‘At Home’ service following the closure of Bordean House, just outside Petersfield.
From the early days of four patients and financed entirely by personal contributions from the Nurses and volunteers involved, The Rosemary Foundation has grown into a highly respected and important provider of care within the communities we serve. We now care for around 250 patients 24/7 annually, although still completely voluntarily funded, we have cared for 2500 patients in the last 21 years.
Based in Petersfield, our reach extends to an approximate 15 mile radius of Petersfield, and our nurses and carers travel the equivalent of driving twice around the World each year.
It costs nearly £1500 per day, every day of the year, to deliver our services, which are provided by our 16 wonderful , caring and dedicated team of nurses and healthcare workers along with a loyal team of volunteers.