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Recruitment Open Day

Looking for an exciting opportunity?

Would you like to make a difference?

Thinking of a career in Palliative Care?

We are looking to recruit registered general and children’s nurses, health care assistants and volunteers.

Drop in and find out how you can be part of our clinical or volunteer team.

We can tell you all about the range of benefits of working and volunteering for our organisation, including career progression, and the education and training opportunities that will be open to you.

We offer a great working environment, with excellent facilities for staff and our patients.

For a glimpse into life her at Hospice, why not give this video a watch?

Tours of Hospice will be given at 11am & 2pm

For more information contact hr@hospice.org.im or call 647459 or 647486

Lottery Winners for January 2019

Hospice Car Draw Winner!

The Hospice annual Christmas Car draw has been won!

A massive CONGRATULATIONS to this year’s car draw winner – Bill Hogg!

With 1,300 tickets available, lucky ticket number 1276 was drawn from the bucket by one of our patients, Chris. A short phone call later and Bill was thrilled to have won the £15,000, White Nissan Micra Acenta, purchased from Athol Garage, which he proudly collected on New Year’s Eve. Congratulations Bill, we are delighted for you!
Hospice Isle of Man would like to thank everyone for their support this year, and have enjoyed working in partnership with Athol Garage for the 6th consecutive year.

Find out more about any upcoming Hospice draws and initiatives, by signing up to our e-Newsletter here.

Hospice Christmas Card 2018

 

Lottery Winners for December 2018

CEO, Anne Mills, Blog

Prize winning partnerships

When I launched our new strategy last month one of our three commitments was ‘working in partnership’, so it really means the world to me and the team that we won the Teamwork Award at last week’s Isle of Man Newspapers Awards For Excellence, along with our partners Isle of Man Post Office, Tel’s Skips and Ballaneven Compost.

The award was for our Christmas tree collection initiative that works in the following way:

  • The tree collection service is promoted by the marketing team here at Hospice, they also process the payments
  • Isle of Man Post Office then plan the routes for collections, and provide a willing group of over 30 volunteers to drive around in the Post Office vans collecting the trees
  • The trees are then taken to Tel’s Ltd where they are stored in large bins and put through the shredder
  • Finally the shredded trees get passed to Ballaneven who turn them into compost, some of which we then get back to use in our beautiful  gardens

It is an incredible process and one that requires a lot of collaboration and many hours of physical labour. I am so humbled that so many willing volunteers from these wonderful organisations so enthusiastically give up their time at a time of year that is so precious to most of us.

When we initially started this project we were doing everything ourselves which meant we were limited to collecting about 30-50 trees per year. The partnerships we have developed in recent years have enabled us to grow this initiative from one that brought in approximately £300 per year to one that now generates close to £5,000 per year. Putting this in to context, the partnership working has elevated this project from one that delivered an average of 15 hours of patient care to one that now provides an average of 250 hours of patient care each year. Meaning we are able to support more people to live well, their way until the end of their lives.

As far as I am concerned this is the blueprint for the next five years and beyond, and I’m not just talking about from a fundraising perspective. There are so many partnership opportunities that could support our communities in so many different ways, from training and research thorough Project ECHO to our Wallabies Gone Wild art trail, and everything in between.

Whatever your business, expertise or interest, I hope you are as excited about working in partnership as I am and if you would like to find out more then I would love to hear from you via this form

Lymphoedema Coffee Morning

Lymphoedema Coffee Morning

The Hospice Lymphoedema team held a drop in Coffee Morning and Raffle on the 14th September. It was great that so many people attended and patients old and new were able to share stories and advice. Everyone enjoyed the lovely cakes which were made by the catering team and there was lots of laughter.

Following the success of this, on the 7th December 2-4pm we are holding a Christmas themed Afternoon Tea followed by Carols in the Chapel, anyone affected by Lymphoedema is welcome to attend.

World Kindness Day

World Kindness Day

Hospice Isle of Man believes that kindness plays a big part in improving community wellbeing, citizenship and creating a sense of belonging, and were delighted to create compassionate opportunities Island wide on this year’s World Kindness Day, Tuesday 13th November 2018.

As world kindness day began, Hospice provided delicious, compassionate cards with sweet treats to all the primary and secondary school children across the Island  encouraging them to not only enjoy their treat, but to share them amongst their peers as  a random act of kindness. The hashtag #CompassionateIOM encouraged the young people and their parents to trend the event on social media platforms, and before we knew it both Facebook and Twitter soon saw a quick response to the gesture as photographs and thank you messages soon flooded in.

Along with this, 500 compassionate cards with Hospice pin badges were distributed to participating local businesses, who were encouraged to deliver random acts of kindness themselves. This saw many business giving out coffees, lunch time treats, flower deliveries, delicious goodies and many more fantastic acts of kindness. Stories and photographs were shared on social media and had such a positive response for both the local businesses and for the Hospice message.

Hospice is delighted that so many people joined in on World Kindness Day and helped spread the love across the Island, inspiring compassionate thoughts and actions to our community.

#CompassionateIOM

Hospice Nurses’ Journal Club

Hospice Nurses’ Journal Club

The Hospice Nurses’ Journal Club is an opportunity for our nursing team to update their skills in reading a journal article with a critical eye. Through developing this skill, we hope nurses will be able to integrate research into their work area and feel motivated to try out new concepts, or come up with ideas that they would like develop themselves. This is linked to our strategic goal to ‘Share, learn & educate’ and will ultimately improve the care that we can give to our patients, their families and their carers.

The club was designed and created by Nurse Consultant, Diane Corrin, along with support from the Scholl Academic Centre with the aim of creating a safe environment where nurses, healthcare assistants and researchers can explore and discuss ideas, methods and research. It aims to build on existing knowledge and understanding of research and improve staff confidence when reading, critiquing and conducting research.

The first of these meetings was successfully held on Thursday 13th September 2018 where presentations were delivered by the research team to welcome the club members and introduce concepts to critique journal articles. This was followed by a presentation from our own Dr. Hollie Quaye, a clinical psychologist at Hospice Isle of Man, where she discussed her research study, which is due to be published in the Journal of Mental Health. The research methods and findings were discussed as a group, which inspired further research questions and topics from the study.

Overall, the first Journal Club meeting was very successful. Feedback received from members was positive, and all who attended stated that they would recommend the Journal Club to colleagues. One member commented:

“It’s nice to have time to focus on research in our workplace. Also to meet the research team and for their experience to be shared”

Whilst another stated that there was lots of new information to reflect on. Members also offered suggestions and recommendations for future meeting topics.

The Journal Club will be evaluated by the research team through feedback forms and an online survey. The online survey was released four weeks prior to the first meeting and aimed to gain understanding of the knowledge and confidence of staff towards research and critiquing journal articles. The findings from the first survey were positive, revealing a good level of knowledge among staff already. Of the 22 nurses and healthcare assistants who completed the survey, 19 felt comfortable reading a journal article and 16 felt comfortable critiquing a journal article. Six respondents had already conducted a research study within their nursing role and 8 stated that they were interested in conducting research in their field. This initial survey will form as a benchmark, where it will be repeated every 6 months. Future survey responses will hopefully reveal a gradual improvement in member’s skills and confidence surrounding research.

It is hoped the club will help develop stronger relationships between researchers and nursing staff, where they will be able to learn from each other. With time, we hope to integrate research into practice, encouraging staff to further their knowledge or even undertake their own research projects.

Christmas Car Draw

Christmas Car Draw

 

The Hospice car draw is now SOLD OUT

The Hospice annual Christmas Car draw is back!

We are once again working in partnership with Athol Garage to bring to you the draw that everybody’s talking about!
With funds being raised to help people in our community to live well, their way, to the end of their lives.

One lucky winner will receive a beautiful Nissan Micra 0.9 Acenta in white, valued at £15,000

This year the draw will be taking place on Friday 28th December 2018, so why not use this as the perfect opportunity to surprise someone with this special Christmas present. Tickets are just£20 each with a limited draw of 1,300 tickets, available from Hospice, Hospice Shops, Athol Garage, Brown Bobby & Athol Car Hire.

We also welcome local businesses and community groups to “check out” a number of our tickets to sell to their employees, members, friends and families. For more information on this please email fundraising@hospice.org.im.

Chief Executive of Hospice Isle of man, Anne Mills said “We are delighted once again to be working in partnership with Athol garage. David and the team have been so generous to Hospice over the years and their input really does go a long way to helping us provide our services both now and in the future.

The Nissan Micra is a cracking little car and a very grown up version of the much loved first one, some lucky person will really enjoy driving this car so please remember you need to be in it to win it to and also help us to continue to provide care for your loved ones at the end of their life.”

This prize draw in its 6th year is the a result of a fantastic working partnership between the Athol Garage team and Hospice.

David Quayle, Sales Director and co-owner of Athol Garage added “We are delighted to continue our working partnership with Hospice in as many different ways as we can, which we hope will make that small difference, to those within our Community who really do need their support”