Anne Shorrock

Hi Anne!

It's wonderful to chat with you about your experience here at Hospice Isle of Man. As this year's Hospice Care Week theme is "We are Hospice care", we're taking the opportunity to talk about some of our wonderful staff from all corners of the organisation to show how we all contribute.
Please answer some of these question so everyone can get to know you a little more...


1. What is your role within Hospice Isle of Man?

Head of People, Culture and Support Services

2. How long have you been working/volunteering here?

Nearly 2 years

3. What is your favourite thing about being part of the Hospice team?

Taking care of our people so that all our people in all their different roles can contribute to Hospice taking amazing care of our patients and their families

4. What would a usual day/duties at Hospice look like for you?

Checking in with the Volunteer, Catering, Housekeeping, Estates team and Tracy our gardener early on in the morning to see how their day is shaping up.

Doing some work on one of our current People and Culture related projects

Facilitating a team development session or discussion

Being available to listen, support and coach any member of the Hospice team

Progressing our People Strategy action plan

Working with another SLT member on a piece of work with a strategic focus

Reviewing our people data to look at opportunities we can take forward or issues we need to solve

Taking action on our health and safety audit

5. How do you usually start the day ahead of arriving at Hospice, and how does this benefit your work? (E.g. a cup of coffee, yoga, cold shower to prepare for the day etc.)

My first job is feeding everyone! From our 4 cats, Buddy the dog, fish, rabbits and our latest addition Milkshake the Axolotl! Oh and making sure Noah and I get some breakfast before we do the school run together

6. What do you usually do to unwind after work/volunteering?

Walk Buddy, run on the treadmill, sit and chat to my husband Andrew and watch a good drama on TV

7. Please describe your work/volunteering life in 3 words

Varied, fascinating and satisfying

8. What’s a professional achievement you are most proud of?

Helping to improve how it feels to work here at Hospice

9. What are your aspirations for your future here at Hospice Isle of Man?

That Hospice becomes synonymous with being a great place to work, our people are able to keep delivering the fantastic work they do and the charity goes from strength to strength into the future.

10. Do you have any highlights, stories or favourite memories you would like to share about your time here at Hospice Isle of Man?

It was great to be here to support our 40th year thank you party for our employees, volunteers and invited guests. A brilliant opportunity to chat to and thank lots of people who have contributed to Hospice’s success over the last 40 years and a chance to get a real sense of its history and value to the Island as a charity.

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