Our vision

At Rowcroft Hospice, we are committed to making every day the best it can be for those living with a life limiting illness and their families in South Devon. We are incredibly proud to care for our community and want to ensure that specialist, quality end-of-life care is available to everyone who needs us, irrespective of diagnosis, circumstance or background. Read more about our vision and values.

Our plans for the future

At the heart of our ambition to enhance and extend our care is a remodelling of the Inpatient Unit, which will see the number of beds increase from 12 to 14.

Our concept designs are based on creating an environment that reflects a family home, while giving patients and their families even greater independence, privacy and choice during those precious moments together. This includes single rooms with en-suite facilities that can incorporate the very latest specialist equipment, family accommodation and a café.Artist illustration for Rowcroft's Inpatient Unit future

The development of the hospice site also includes plans to support the ageing population of Torbay. A 60-bed, purpose-built specialist dementia and complex nursing home will enable Rowcroft to meet the wider care needs of the community, as well as provide a valuable income stream to support the hospice’s future care. Designs have been developed that will allow residents to live in a caring, nurturing and vibrant home that supports as much independence, mobility and inclusion as possible.

The final part of the project is the development of elderly living accommodation and community facilities such as allotments, a village hall and a nursery. Creating opportunities for recreational activities and providing intergenerational connections are at the forefront of the initial concepts.

Where you can find out more

You can find out more about our plans to enhance and extend our care by visiting the Rowcroft Care website.

Following our public engagement events in December 2021 and March 2022, our official consultation on our plans to enhance and extend our care is now closed.

The planning application was unanimously approved on 12th December 2022 subject to finalising conditions in early 2023. You can read more details on that here.

However, we are still happy to hear from our local community about our plans. If you would like to get in touch, you can do so by:

  • Email: care@rowcrofthospice.org.uk
  • Phone: 01803 210866
  • Post: Enhancing & Extending Care, Rowcroft Hospice, Ella’s Gardens, Avenue Road, Torquay, TQ2 5LS

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