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From its beginning in 1983, Hospice Care has grown into a large organisation providing for patients all aspects of palliative care – in patient’s beds, day care, a specialist nursing team, Hospice at Home, complementary therapy, lymphoedema service, social worker, bereavement service, counselling and a children’s hospice, Rebecca House.
Hospices are the most recent and significant social innovation in approaches to death and dying. Born out of frustration with cold impersonal medical deaths in hospitals, hospices embody a holistic philosophy that combines high quality medical and nursing interventions with social activities, spiritual and psychological care.
Hospices started as disruptive innovators challenging the medicalisation of death. By pushing the boundaries, involving the community that lends its support, challenging the status quo in health care – hospices achieved a tremendous shift in the way people die, not just in Britain but in the world. Whilst mindful of the need to manage our resources wisely we must continue to aim to grow and evolve.
Our Vision is to:
“Provide compassionate care for all those with life limiting illness”
Hospice Isle of Man Mission is to:
“Give choice, comfort and outstanding quality of care to those needing specialist palliative care, at no cost to patient or their families”
Approximately 200 people on the Isle of Man die of cancer each year. The majority, 95% or so are referred to Hospice at some stage of their illness, often following diagnosis. Currently Hospice needs to raise £3.5m each year in our small island community and fundraising events, PR work and advertising ensures Hospice’s constant presence.
Our Values are:
- Provides specialist palliative care and end of life care. The priority is to look after people for whom Hospice care is available, who have complex health and social care needs which general statutory services cannot always deal with effectively.
- Provides specialist palliative care, advice and support to other professionals.
- Provides education and training and undertakes clinical audits on end of life care.
- Promotes high standards of end of life care among other health care providers.