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Lewis-Manning Hospice

About Lewis-Manning Hospice

Lewis-Manning Hospice in Poole, Dorset, is a charity that has for more than 22 years provided free specialist palliative nursing day-care for local people living with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses, including Parkinson’s and Motor Neurone disease. Four years ago the hospice made the decision to build a new facility that would allow for the care of patients overnight and, having moved into a new building, it is now phasing the opening of the bedrooms.

 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.

Services

Annually, the hospice supports over 700 patients – with a 1,000 more attendances in 2014 than in 2013 - and it is anticipated that this number will double in the next few years as it continues to expand its services, which currently include Day Hospice (specialist nursing care, which also includes creative arts, music therapy, aromatherapy and other holistic treatments), Lymphoedema Clinic, Breathlessness Clinic, Physiotherapy Services, carers group and other support services.

Funding

All of the services offered at Lewis-Manning House are free to patients and their carers but approximately only 20% of funding comes via its contract with NHS Dorset CCG. This therefore means the remaining £65,000 a month needs to be raised by the hospice through fundraising initiatives, donations, legacies and its eight local hospice shops. However, as the hospice begins opening its beds these costs will double, so the support of the local community is vital to the continuation of the hospice and the life changing work that is being done there.

Shops

Lewis-Manning currently has 8 charity shops in the area, including one at 56 Victoria Road, Ferndown, and these provide a vital source of income for the hospice by selling everything from shoes, clothes and jewellery, to furniture, toys, and bric-a-brac. All the shops are generously supported by the community as well as volunteers who give their time to work in them.

Volunteering

No hospice could function without its network of volunteers and their extraordinary commitment, and Lewis-Manning Hospice is no different.  As an independent charity, Lewis-Manning is heavily dependent on volunteer support across a wide range of areas within the hospice and its shops. If you have a little time to spare and a talent to share, we can make good use of it.

Contact Details

Address

Lewis-Manning Hospice
1 Crichel Mount Road
Poole
Dorset
BH14 8LT

Telephone: 01202 70100

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Website: www.lewis-manning.co.uk