The Rowans Hospice

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The Rowans Hospice, Purbrook, provides palliative care for many people with life-limiting illnesses in the South East Corner of Hampshire. The Hospice has many volunteers who give up time each week to make it possible to provide such a wonderful service.


The Hospice has a continuing need for funds for its much-valued work. When this page was written (in 2005), the Rowans needed £2.8 million every year. And of that, just 23% comes from NHS grants. They seek the rest from fundraising - that's £6000 every day of every week.

To put it into perspective, whenever we play for The Rowans, the care they are giving to their patients is costing as much per hour as we are raising for them...

The fact that The Rowans does continue to give the specialist care that only a Hospice can offer, and provide the family support that only a Hospice can give is proof that many, many people care enough to give donations.

Several hago players know between them many people who have received wonderful care and peace in their final days and we will continue to raise money for The Rowans whenever we can.

Travel Directions

Arriving by train

The nearest stations to Purbrook are Havant and Cosham. From each, a taxi ride is needed.

Arriving by bus

There are bus stops on each side of the A3, but services are sporadic late in the evening, and Purbrook Heath Road is unlit.

Arriving by car from outside the area

From the North, take the A3M southbound and at junction 3, turn right to Waterlooville, and approach from the North.

From all other directions, take the A27/M27 and then the A3M northbound. At junction 4, turn left to approach from the East.

Arriving by car locally

From the North - take the old A3 through Waterlooville and head south (signed Cosham and Portsmouth).Just after the mini roundabout, turn right into Purbrook Heath Road.

From the East - head west past Havant Hypermarket, over the motorway and up to Stakes. At the mini roundabout at the top go straight across to Purbrook, on the right of the map. At the second mini roundabout, turn left and immediately right into Purbrook Heath Road. 

From the South - head up the old A3 from Cosham, over Portsdown Hill. When you go reach the bottom of the gentle descent, you’ll see the mini roundabout in Purbrook. Turn left just before the roundabout, into Purbrook Heath Road. 

From the West - it may be quicker to go along the M27, A27, A3M and turn off at junction 4 not far beyond the start of the A3M. Turn left here and approach as above from the East. Alternatively, aim for Cosham and approach from the South.

The Hospice is about 800 metres down Purbrook Heath Road, on the right.


There is a street map here

Sat Nav Users

The postcode is PO7 5RU

Contact details

The Rowans Hospice
Purbrook Heath Road
Hants PO7 5RU
Tel 023 9225 0001
Fax 023 9225 5775



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