Marie Louise House, Romsey

Marie Louise House, built within the Daughters of Wisdom’s grounds in Romsey, is a purpose designed 46-bed home providing nursing care, which opened in 2005. In collaboration with the Hospital Management Trust, a charity founded in 1985 to develop and managed hospitals and care homes, Marie Louise House has been built to incorporate the most up to date features and expectations for long term care of the elderly. Accommodation is available to people of all denominations and faiths.

Marie Louise House is home to the Marie Louise Community. The Sisters resident in Marie Louise House have been warmly welcomed by the Matron and staff who have made every effort to respond sensitively to their needs, encouraging Sisters to continue any outside interests which they may have and making any adaptations the Sisters may feel important for their lives as religious women.

Sr. Patricia Reilly is Community Leader and, with Sr. Anne Colette Hughes, undertakes pastoral work. The contribution made by the Pastoral Care Team, with the invaluable support of lay people from the parish, is very much appreciated by residents, their families and staff. The Team visit all the residents and prepare services for those residents who wish to attend and take communion to those unable to attend services.

The Sisters in Marie Louise House have found opportunities for continued ministry in their meetings with the other residents. Shared meal times, social activities and opportunities for friendly chats enrich the lives of the Sisters and other residents.

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