Robinson's Staff Personally Thank Hospice for helping Loved Ones

Robinson's has thanked Hospice Isle of Man for supporting its team members, whose loved ones received respite care there, with a large donation.

Juice, water, crisps, sugar, chocolate bars, and more, were delivered to the Hospice this week for staff, patients and their families to enjoy.

The donation was presented by two Robinson's staff members who've recently experienced the charity's support while their family members were in care.

Leah Cain, from Robinson's Telesales, said: "My Granddad recently spent his final days in the Hospice. The nurses and staff were incredible and so supportive towards my family.

"They made a heart-breaking situation that little bit easier, knowing that my granddad was comfortable, peaceful and in the most amazing care.

“This is something my family will forever be grateful for.”

The Hospice has provided vital respite care, therapeutic support and end of life care for those on the island for 40 years.

Located next to Noble's Hospital in Strang, Braddan, it has a range of services that enable people to live well through meeting their physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs.

Robinson's Fish Department Manager, Jay Gore, praised the Hospice staff for their support while his dad received care there. He also found they were supportive in offering an ear, advice and further help afterwards.

He said: “They helped the whole family through one of the most difficult times, from helping my dad live out his last few months the way he wanted, to navigating the difficulties of wills, finances, documentation, and final wishes.

“Unfortunately, most of us will have to experience the difficulties of critical illness and loss. Be it a family member or friend. The hospice makes this sad and stressful time, more manageable. They give the patient the comfit and dignity they deserve."

He added: “They are unbelievable people doing an extremely hard job.”

Managing Director, Janna Horsthuis, called the Hospice and the care it offers as 'invaluable'.

"Recently this has been the case for some of our own team and their families, both in Hospice and in home care," she said.

“As a family business it’s hugely important that we know our team are receiving the best care to help through the most difficult times whether respite, general support, or end of life and bereavement support.

“We wanted to say a big ‘thank you’ to Hospice, its nursing team and its volunteers for the past 40 years in our community.”

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