Following a three-year appeal by Rowcroft, and with the support of our local community, the hospice has increased the provision of our Hospice at Home service across South Devon to enable more patients and those closest to them to receive the very best compassionate care in their own homes in the last two weeks of life.
Most people prefer to be in familiar surroundings and the comfort of their own homes with their possessions, loved ones and pets around them towards the end of their lives. Rowcroft’s Hospice at Home team makes this possible for patients by helping to care for them and support those closest to them so that they feel comfortable and dignified right until the end.
Rowcroft has been able to expand this service by recruiting more nurses and healthcare assistants and therefore being there for more local people who are facing the hardest times imaginable.
One of Rowcroft’s new nurses, pictured here, is Megan Thompson. She said: “It is a great privilege to be there for people at the end of their life. Most patients prefer to be in their own homes; it’s where they are most comfortable. Supporting patients and their families to enable this to happen makes the world of difference at such a difficult time. People only die once and we need to get it right.”