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Rebecca House is marking 10 years of care

We are so excited – we have launched our 10 months of awareness for our children’s hospice, Rebecca House – why not get involved? Ring Steven Downward, Community Fundraiser on 647434 for all the details.

Lottery winners March 2017

Lottery winners for January 2017

The lottery draw has taken place for January and to view our winners click here.

Give a loved one a gift this New Year………….

………….and sign up to the Hospice Lottery.

1st prize of £1000 guaranteed!

Draw takes place on the 3rd Wednesday of each month and for a limited time only, all new registrations will receive a Hospice lottery travel mug, ideal for the brisk new years walks you have promised yourselves.


To register – click on




The Hospice Christmas Note – winners announced

Thank you to everyone that has supported our car draw with Athol Garage, Ballasalla.

All tickets have now been sold and the list of winners is shown below.


Thank you for supporting Hospice Isle of Man



Our Hospice 1983 – 2016

Why not purchase ‘Our Hospice’ book written and illustrated by local author Derek Winterbottom.

Its a perfect gift with all £10 being donated to Hospice Isle of Man.


Get your copy from the School well-being centre or our Hospice shops around the island

Limited Edition Dublin Crystal

Dont forget to purchase your 2016 limited edition Dublin Crystal from Hospice

Only £10

Tie up with Hospice

Hospice is getting ready for Christmas and is asking the Manx public to get tied up with them.

For £2 per person Friday 9th December has been nominated Christmas Tie Day and they have the perfect Christmas ties. Not only are these ties musical they are also very bright and shiny.

Ring 647432 to register your interest and get your ties delivered.



New Chief Executive – Anne Mills

Hospice Isle of Man is pleased to announce the appointment of Anne Mills as its new Chief Executive. She will succeed Margaret Simpson who is stepping down from the charity in December 2016 after 13 years in post.

Currently Chief Executive at Ardgowan Hospice in Scotland, Anne has previous experience at National, Board and Strategic level in the NHS in Wales and as Policy Lead for Cancer and Palliative Care in the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety in Northern Ireland prior to joining third sector. Anne is also a nurse with over 30 years’ experience in paediatrics and oncology.

Confirming the appointment Sir Miles Walker CBE, LLD (hc), chair of Hospice Isle of Man said:

“I am delighted that Anne will be joining Hospice Isle of Man as our new Chief Executive and very much look forward to working with her. Anne brings with her an enormous enthusiasm and experience which will contribute significantly to continuous improvements in quality of care that Hospice provides for more than 400 patients every year.  On behalf of the Board of Governors I would not only like to welcome Anne Mills but also pay tribute to Margaret Simpson for the tremendous impact she has had as Hospice Isle of Man Chief Executive. I believe that Anne will continue to transform end of life care across our island”.

Commenting on her appointment Anne Mills said:

“I am delighted to take on the management and leadership role at Hospice Isle of Man – such a successful and much loved charity that has grown over the last 33 years and will continue to develop thanks to the highly dedicated Board, staff, volunteers and generous support of Island’s community. I have a fantastic legacy to build on and I wish Margaret all the very best in her retirement.

My husband Ken and I are looking forward to living on this beautiful island and I am keen to revisit the many warm memories of holidays spent.

Our three sons Calum, Euan and Finlay are delighted for me and are looking forward to visiting us on the island that I talk so fondly about”.


Hospice’s recent Annual General Meeting

Hospice prides itself at the continual professional development of our staff. We were delighted to present our annual report and accounts for 2015 to our members and interested parties and acknowledge the educational developments of staff. These presentations took place at our recent Annual General Meeting.

Quality Account 2015 – 2016

Hospice Care Consolidated Accounts 2015 signed

Annual Reports 2015 (2)

Pictured are the staff with their certificates. The following awards were presented by our Chairman, Sir Miles Walker CBE:

Geraldine McLaughlin – Certificate in Counselling; Gerri Allinson –       Non-Medical Prescriber; Clare Cayzer – Association of Accounting Technician; Wendy Smith – Post Graduate Certificate in Cancer Survivorship at the University of Salford; Jo Beard – Post Graduate Certificate in Cancer Survivorship at the University of Salford; Gill Coulson, Counselling in Bereavement Care; Heather Speers –          Counselling in Bereavement Care; Vicky Wilson –                                 Masters degree in Professional Practice; Ann Collis, QCF Level 3 in Care;  Sandra Bearman – BSc Health and Social Care.

The Board of Governor, staff and volunteers would like to congratulate their colleagues on their hard work and achievements.