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.
In 2018 we carried out a public engagement exercise which included public listening events, focus groups and workshops to inform our new strategy.
The engagement exercises were inspired by the founder of the Hospice Movement, Dame Cicely Saunders, who is quoted as saying:
After speaking to members of the public, healthcare professionals, staff, volunteers, patients and families we pulled together the general themes to form the basis of our 2018-2023 Strategy - Much More Than a Building.
Our new strategy puts our patients and service users at the heart of all that we do, with a focus being on delivering hospice influenced care in any setting, providing flexibility and choice.
Click on the strategy overview below to read the short document in full.
Our Board of Governors and Committee Members, chaired by Chris Hall, delegate daily responsibilities to our team of clinical and non-clinical staff and volunteers, which is led by our Chief Executive, Anne Mills.