Our service

Thank you for all the care and support given to my father when attending the day unit. When we asked what he had been doing, he said ‘nothing’, then later in the evening he would say, ‘we had a laugh and a singsong’…

The Rowan Centre Day Unit provides multidisciplinary support for people who are dealing with advanced progressive incurable illnesses for example cancer, motor neurone disease and end stage heart failure.

Treatment and care are based on the expert knowledge of the professional team in consultation with the patients, their families and carers. Patients initially attend weekly for a period of 4-6 weeks. Goals are set and regularly reviewed by the multidisciplinary team.
We also run a Breathlessness Service within the Day Unit to help support patients and their carers living with this difficult symptom.

Who we care for

Adults 18 and over for end of life / palliative care.


Referral is by Health Professional only.


The Rowan Centre, Colman Hospital, Unthank Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 2PJ

Opening hours:

The Day Unit is open for patients Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 10:00 – 15:00

The Breathlessness Service is open Wednesday 14:00 – 16:00

Telephone: 01603 255716/7 (telephone lines are open 08:30 – 16:00) 

Parking and Transport: Limited onsite parking is available. Accessible by public and community transport.

Access and Facilities: Main entrance well signposted and wheelchair accessible. Wheelchair accessible toilet.


Rowan Day Centre Specialist Palliative Care Unit - patient information leaflet

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