Children's Hospice Week

This year’s Children's Hospice Week theme “This is” which allows us the opportunity to show you who we, Rebecca House are.

Children and families are the reason we're here. Rebecca House is a purpose-built facility within Hospice Isle of Man which provides respite, palliative and end of life care for children with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions from birth to 18 years.
We are committed to supporting our Island’s children, young people and their families to be as comfortable, happy and fulfilled as they can be, and our multi-disciplinary team work together to ensure the care provided is well co-ordinated, flexible and personal to each child.
We offer a safe haven and a home from home environment in which physical, emotional, recreational and spiritual care is offered and where children are able to relax and have fun.
This is Rebecca House, and we love it!
Rebecca House has been going above and beyond in these extraordinary times providing support to some of our Island’s most vulnerable children and their families. Whether face to face or through refocused remote support, our team have managed some incredible adaptions, but as we resurface into some sort of “normality”, we still need help from you, our wonderful supporters.
So if you can, please support your local Children’s Hospice by visiting and help us continue to helping children and families who need us now, and in the future.
#ThisIs #RebeccaHouse #ThisIsRebeccaHouse #ChildrensHospiceWeek

ThisIs ... The Rebecca House Team

Meet our friendly, hard-working and enthusiastic staff who are motivated to really make a difference to the lives of the children and families who visit us.

The Rebecca House Care Team includes registered children’s nurses, nursery nurses, learning disability nurses, play specialists, clinical support workers, physiotherapists, social worker, family counsellor, bereavement support, sibling support workers and volunteers.

Click on each box below to see a short Q&A each member of the team has completed about their role working in Rebecca House.

Vicky Wilson - Head of Children, Young People and Therapies

Vicky is the manager of Rebecca House, and has worked at Rebecca House since 2007. Vicky is a registered children’s nurse, has a post graduate diploma in palliative care and a Masters in Professional Practice.

Meet Vicky

Kennedy Lawler – RLDN

Registered Learning Disabilities Nurse; my role within in Rebecca House is a staff nurse, I aim to meet the needs of the children both clinically and socially on a day to day basis.

Click for Kennedy's Q&A

Jen Cowin – Nursery Nurse

Jen has a diploma in nursery nursing and worked within the school environment before joining Rebecca House in 2013, Jen is currently working towards her level 3 NVQ in health and social care.

Click for Jen's Q&A

Lauren Harrison – Staff Nurse

Lauren received her degree at Sheffield University gaining a dual qualification as a Learning Disabilities nurse and a registered social worker; Lauren began working in Rebecca House in 2015.

Click for Lauren's Q&A

Kirree Norton – Nursery Nurse

Kirree has a diploma in nursery nursing. She began working with children who had additional needs within education to provide care and respite for children and families through the Children’s Hospice.

Click for Kirree's Q&A

Geraldine McLaughlin – Nursery Nurse

Geraldine has a diploma in nursery nursing; she worked within the nursery setting and began providing care and respite for children and families through the Childrens Hospice at Home service.

Click for Geraldine's Q&A

Aly Moore – Senior Nurse

Aly is a senior nurse and the deputy in Rebecca House, Aly has worked in Rebecca House since 2010, she is a registered children’s nurse and also teaches moving and handling within Hospice.

Click for Aly's Q&A

Wendy Cowin – HCA

Wendy has worked as a health care assistant within Rebecca House since 2012; within Rebecca House Wendy helps to run the sibling group and has a certificate in bereavement support and is working towards her level 3 NVQ.


Click for Wendy's Q&A

Kat Mills - Staff Nurse

Kat is a Registered Children’s Nurse and has over 20 years of experience within paediatric nursing. Kat has worked as a children’s nurse in many areas including Australia, around the UK and the Isle of Man. She has worked in Rebecca House since 2018 and has vast knowledge and skills from working in various fields of nursing. Kat is also a qualified Life Coach. 

Meet Kat

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