About Us

The Rosemary Foundation is a Charity providing a “Hospice at Home” service in Petersfield and the surrounding towns and villages. It is intended to help patients in the latter stage of life threatening conditions.

The Rosemary Foundation came into being when the Sue Ryder Home at Langrish closed in 1997.  The story of the early days is told here.

It is important to stress that the services of the Foundation are free of all charge to patients and carers. See how we work by clicking here.

Our services cover all aspects of caring for patients and carers. Read more

rf-nursesCarers need to understand the difference between the service provided by the Macmillan Service and ourselves. Click here to read an explanation.

The Foundation is managed by a Board of Trustees, chaired by Dr Patricia Golding. Dr Golding writes a report for the website twice a year and you can read her latest report here.

Our financial wizard is another trustee, Mike English. Twice a year he keeps us up to date with how our income is going and how it compares with our outgoings. All trustees and administration staff are volunteers – the only paid staff are the nurses. As our income comes entirely from fundraising, donations, legacies and sponsored events Mikes task is quite a juggling act. See him explain it here.

rf cuntessThe Clinical Review is written by one of our Nursing Managers. It talks about the problems the nurses face, the backstage meetings and seminars and the joys the work sometimes brings. Read the latest here.

It was a wonderful day when Sophie, Duchess of Wessex joined us in 2007 to celebrate our first decade of service. Click here to read about the visit.

We are registered with the Care Quality Commission. Read about this and the results of our latest Carer’s Satisfaction Audit here.

RF legacy leaflet front pic

The Foundation has been given a PCT grant to help carers. Details are available here.

What might a patient wish for?

If you are a qualified nurse read about Careers with the Foundation.

A typical headline from the National Press in July : Lack of dignity in hospital end-of-life care. Read our response written by Barbara Pettegree here.

Read our March 2013 Care Quality Control Report here.

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