About Rowcroft

Did you know?

  • Rowcroft is a charity, completely independent of the NHS.
  • Rowcroft provides its services without charge.
  • Rowcroft’s services reach out far from its base in Torquay, covering 300 square miles from Dartmouth to Dawlish and right out as far as Buckfastleigh, Widecombe-in-the Moor and Bovey Tracey.
  • We are the only adult hospice serving the population of South Devon.
  • We offer multi-professional clinical and holistic services for patients and their families.
  • Rowcroft Community Teams work with patients, GPs and other community healthcare professionals early in the progressive, life-limiting diagnosis, providing specialist support throughout.
  • Nursing care provided within the inpatient unit, outpatient centre and indeed the community palliative care teams within people’s own homes is done so by our own Rowcroft nurses.
  • Over 60% of the patients cared for by Rowcroft are cared for within their community, rather than at the hospice itself.
  • 50% of patient population served is located within Torbay, with a further 50% of patients living in the surrounding parts of South Devon. 
  • Rowcroft Outpatient Services includes physiotherapy, occupational therapy, chronic oedema specialists, complementary therapy in addition to bereavement support, music and spiritual therapy.
  • The Rowcroft Hospice at Home service now provides care in the last two weeks of life, 24 hrs a day / 7 days a week, within patients own homes throughout the 300 square miles of South Devon.
  • The total cost of supporting and delivering our services is in excess of £8 million per year.
  • 73% of the funding to meet these costs comes from the generosity of the supporting community within South Devon, with the other 27% coming from the NHS.
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