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Jubilee Unit

Jubilee Unit is an inpatient unit situated in at Harry Sotnick House in Portsmouth, comprising of 30 beds in total. The unit admits adults 18 years and older who are registered with a Portsmouth GP. The units role is to: 

  • carry out assessments for patients who are deemed to require Continuing Healthcare need assessment to ascertain what the long term needs of the patient are. As part of this process patients currently receive a Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Review to ensure that no opportunity is missed to maximise their independence. A multidisciplinary team comprising Nurses, a Physiotherapist and an Occupational Therapist work together, in collaboration with GP and social work colleagues who in-reach into the unit, to plan the patient’s discharge to the most appropriate environment with whatever support is needed.

The service operates in a collaborative and co-ordinated way across primary, secondary and community health services and social care to ensure timely and smooth transfers of care, to reduce delays within the system and ensure service users receive appropriate care in the appropriate setting. Nursing care offered is Specialist and provides high quality End of Life Care and Palliative Care

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Referral criteria


  • Patients will usually be over 18 years of age,
  • Patients will be registered with a GP practice in Portsmouth City CCG area.
  • Patients will be accepted from other CCG’s following written agreement from the relevant CCG Commissioner.
  • Patients have been assessed as requiring a  Continuing Health Care assessment and are at end of life.

The unit is open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year.

  • Patients can be referred from the acute hospital or by GPs.
  • Prior to admissions, patients will have a Continuing Care assessment checklist completed, which will indicate whether there is a need for a full Continuing Care assessment.
  • The checklist must be faxed to Jubilee House and the patient placed on the waiting list.
  • Patients meeting ‘fast track’ criteria for end of life care will have end of life transfer fast document sheet completed.
  • If there is a waiting list for admission, priority will be given to patients who are end of life and patients in the Community who are otherwise at risk of admission to hospital..
  • When patients are admitted from the Community, GP’s will be requested to book appropriate transport for transfer to the unit.
  • GP’s are required to provide written information regarding their patient’s diagnosis and medical needs.
  •  Patients and Carers will receive information about the unit and criteria prior to admission.


           Referral Route

Direct referral to the unit by fax/post - Fax: 023 9220 1547.



           Exclusion Criteria

Children (under 16 years).

           Response Time & Detail and Prioritisation

  • Referral paperwork can be received at any point in the day/night.
  • Admissions from QAH can be accepted providing a bed is available, death is not likely to be within a working day of admission and full copies of medical notes and original drug charts are received
  • Patients can be fast tracked (admitted within 24 hours) provided there is an empty bed
  • Patients from the community are admitted as a priority over those already in hospital;   end of life patients would be the next priority.

Full service description

Jubilee House provides care to people suffering from multiple and complex health and age related problems, which require a complex assessment and care provision. It provides 24 hour nursing care for patients  and a holistic interdisciplinary approach to continuing NHS health care assessment for older people. Medical care is provided by a GP practice on daily basis. Out of Hours medical support is provided by the Out of Hours Service for Portsmouth City.

The unit provides:

  • Assessment for continuing health care – to enable patients and carers to make decisions about long term health needs.
  • End of Life Care for patients who are assessed as in their last stages of life.


The unit has a minimum of two trained nurses on duty at any time. Registered nursing staff provide assessment of patients physical, mental and social care needs and provide appropriate plans of care to meet individual needs.

Other information & documentation



The unit is open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year.


Visiting is from 11am – 8pm


Contact Information

Vivienne MacDonald

0300 123 6638

023 9220 1547

Harry Sotnick House, Cranleigh Avenue, Portsmouth, PO15 LU

Special Notice
Visiting hours between 11.00 am and 8.00 pm every day

Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

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0800 013 2319

*Lines are open Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm.

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The Act sets out exemptions to that right and places certain obligations on public authorities.


Phone: 0300 123 3919

*Subject to any exemptions which apply, we are obliged to provide the information requested please note that requests for Personal Information is not covered under this Act and should be applied for through the Data Protection Act 1998.

Our administrative and managerial centre is based in Southampton.

While our services can be found around various NHS locations in Southampton and Portsmouth (and surrounding districts), our administrative and managerial centre is based in Southampton at:

Highpoint Venue
Bursledon Road
SO19 8BR

If you require a printable version of how to find us including bus times, car access and bike info please download our leaflet. (Copyright of Highpoint Venue).

Central office phone: 0300 123 3390

*Lines open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

If you are a journalist with a media enquiry, please contact the Communications Team at: 

0300 123 4156 or 02381 031076

The Communications Office is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.