What is Lewis-Manning Hospice?
Lewis-Manning Hospice is Poole’s voluntary hospice offering free specialist palliative nursing care to around 650 local people living with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses. We are a registered charity, regulated and inspected by the Care Quality Commission.
What we do
Lewis-Manning Hospice is a charity in Poole that offers free specialist palliative nursing care to around 650 local people living with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses. The hospice promotes acceptance, hope and peace of mind in a safe and calming environment, helping people live well through their illness and beyond.
It aims to ensure that local people are given access to the support they may need to help them cope with their illness and the changes it may bring.
The hospice moved into a brand new state of the art facility in 2012 at Crichel Mount Road in Lilliput and benefits from stunning views of Poole Harbour. The new building has 15 en-suite bedrooms on the ground floor, all with their own private terrace, offering respite, rehabilitation and end of life care from 2013/2014.
Lewis-Manning has a range of services run by its Doctor and team of specialist palliative care nurses, which include a Day Hospice (specialist nursing care, which also includes creative arts, aromatherapy and other holistic treatments), Lymphoedema Clinic, Breathlessness Clinic and Physiotherapy Clinic.
Lewis-Manning is developing new services all the time and this includes education, support groups for families and carers, as well as a choir.
How are we funded?
All of the services offered at Lewis-Manning House are free to patients and their carers. Approximately 20% of funding comes via our contract with NHS Dorset CCG. The remaining £65,000 a month is raised by the hospice through fundraising initiatives, donations, legacies and the hospice shops, although when the hospice opens its beds these costs will double. The support of the local community is vital to the continuation of the hospice and the life changing work that is being done there
How is the organisation managed?
A team of skilled administration staff help run the hospice and there are over 13 members of the clinical team dedicated to patient care. See who we are for more information about the hospice team.
We also rely on over 250 volunteers to help run the organisation, including driving patients to and from the hospice, helping at fundraising events, gardening, assisting in the kitchen, making tea and coffee in day care and spending time with patients, hairdressing, helping in the shops, and carrying out administration tasks.
Where are we?
1 Crichel Mount Road
Click here to download our Annual Report and Accounts 2010-11