What is Lewis-Manning Hospice?
Lewis-Manning Hospice is Poole’s voluntary hospice offering free specialist palliative nursing care to the people of Poole, Bournemouth and the surrounding towns and villages living with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses. We are a registered charity, regulated and inspected by the Care Quality Commission.
What we do
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.
Lewis-Manning has a range of services run by its team of palliative care nurses, which include End of Life Care, Day Hospice (specialist nursing care, physiotherapy, creative arts and complementary therapy), Lymphoedema Clinic, Better Breathing Clinic and Physiotherapy Clinic.
Lewis-Manning is also developing new services all the time and this includes education, and support groups for families and carers.
Find out more about our core services:
How are we funded?
All of the services offered at Lewis-Manning House are free to patients and their carers. The NHS funds only a third of the care we provide. This means that we need to find the money for the care of 2 out of every 3 patients. 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 along with a large 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, helping in the shops, and carrying out administration tasks.
Where are we?
1 Crichel Mount Road
Dorset BH14 8LT
Tel: 01202 708470
Fax: 01202 672660