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Summerlee (Formerly Jubilee Unit) is an Inpatient Unit situated on the First Floor of Harry Sotnick House in Portsmouth.

Summerlee comprises of 40 beds in total across 2 Inpatient wards, which consist of Rehabilitation beds for those needing specialist rehabilitation, and D2A beds for patients needing assessment around their long-term needs.

The Units role is to either:

  • Provide specialist rehabilitation for patients who no longer require acute medical care but need further input from the multidisciplinary team to maximise their potential before discharge.
  • Carry out assessments for patients who are deemed to require assessment to ascertain what the long-term needs of the patients are. As part of this process a multidisciplinary team comprising of Nurses, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Health Care Support Workers and collaborations with GP’s and Social Work colleagues work together, to plan the patients 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.

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

Referral criteria

  • Patients will be over 18 years of age
  • Patients will be registered with a GP practice in Portsmouth City or live within PO1 – PO6
  • Step-Up Patients will be accepted following agreement as per the SOP
  • Patients accepted into the Unit must be Medically Fit or Medically Optimised for transfer

Referral Route

  • All step down (acute hospital discharge) referrals will go through Transfer of Care Hub Portsmouth and not directly to the Unit.

Full service description

Summerlee 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.

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


Visiting hours between 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm daily.

If visiting is only possible outside of these times, please speak to the Nurse in Charge.

2 Adults and 1 Child are able to visit a patient at one time.

Contact Information

Cumberland Ward: Annie Campbell Nelson Ward: Jane Salter

0300 123 6638

Harry Sotnick House, Cranleigh Avenue, Portsmouth, PO15 LU

Special Notice
Visiting hours between 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm daily. If visiting is only possible outside of these times, please speak to the Nurse in Charge. 2 Adults and 1 Child are able to visit a patient at one time.

Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

Please visit our services page for specific services and contact details. Alternatively, contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service by emailing or calling the number below. You can also give us feedback, make a complaint or share a compliment.

0800 013 2319

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

The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act was passed on 30 November 2000. It gives a general right of access to all types of recorded information held by public authorities, with full access granted in January 2005.

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.