Charities

Our nominated charity for 2015 is the Rosemary Foundation

Rosemary Foundation

The Rosemary Foundation offers a service, free of all cost to patients and carers, which comprises:

  • Nurses experienced in offering hands-on palliative care
  • A counselling service for patients and those close to them
  • A rapid and flexible response to meet individual needs
  • Care that is patient based
  • Cover for seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day.

How the Rosemary Foundation works

Our service is provided by a team of qualified and experienced specialist nurses, counsellors and care assistants, supported by providers of clerical, financial and administrative services. To keep indirect costs as low as possible, staff work from their own homes, meeting regularly to discuss individual cases. The Board of Trustees and the Management Committee (with responsibility for day to day operations) also meet regularly.

Patients who are referred to us are assessed by one of our nurses, who will visit the patient and their family, and also contact other healthcare professionals involved, particularly the GP and District Nurse, to assess the type and degree of care required and how this may best be provided. A care plan is drawn up with the patient and care arranged, with one named carer appointed to take overall responsibility in each case.

Anyone may refer a patient to us, but normally it is not possible to take on the care of any patient without the agreement of their GP

www.rosemary-foundation.org.uk

All photography by Michel Focard De Fontefiguieres Photography.

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