Hospice Isle of Man was founded in 1983 by Nadene Crowther, MBE, and over the years we are proud to have become a cherished part of the community, offering a broad range of services to those in need.
Over this time we have cared for over 8,000 patients, and those that matter to them, through our adult In-patient Unit, Rebecca House, Community Nursing or our Scholl Wellbeing Centre.
As well as offering the highest standard of clinical care and the latest in pain relief drugs and techniques we have also developed a range of services that enable people to live well through meeting their physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs.
We work closely with our partners at the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) to ensure that we are neither duplicating nor under-resourcing services available within our community.
We currently receive approximately £600k in funding from the DHSC, and fundraise approximately £4.5 million each year in order to meet our £5million plus running costs.
We deliver all of our services completely free of charge to our service users, patients and those that matter to them.
Inspired by Dame Cicely Saunders who founded the modern hospice movement, in 2018 we undertook a consultation exercise with members of the public, healthcare professionals, staff, volunteers, patients and their families to formulate the Hospice Isle of Man strategy for the coming years.
Dame Cicely Saunders, founder of the modern hospice movement.
Born 22 June 1918 in Barnet, Hertfordshire, Dame Cicely trained as a nurse, a medical social worker and finally as a physician. Involved with the care of patients with terminal illness since 1948, she lectured widely on this subject, wrote many articles and contributed to numerous books.
Dame Cicely founded St Christopher’s Hospice in 1967 as the first hospice linking expert pain and symptom control, compassionate care, teaching and clinical research.
Our new strategy which is titled Much more than a building, places our patients at the very heart of everything that we do ensuring that we can deliver hospice influenced care in a setting of the patient's choice. We continue to be committed to delivering the highest quality clinical care and service to patients, their families and carers, ensuring that we enable them to live well, their way, until the end of their lives.
The Hospice Isle of Man Board of Governors and Committee Members, chaired by Chris Hall, delegate the daily responsibilities of clinical and non-clinical staff and volunteers to the Senior Management Team which is led by Chief Executive, John Knight. View our Board of Governors.
A Strategic Partnership Steering Group, led by Hospice Isle of Man with the Department of Health and Social Care and Third Sector partners, has developed an ambitious five year plan for Integrated Palliative and End of Life Care on our Island. The aim is to deliver excellent palliative care for all who need it in a way that is affordable, sustainable and supports more people to have their end of life care in community settings. View the plan here.