Lewis-Manning Hospice Care Win ‘Scale Up’ category at the Dorset Business Festival Awards

Oct 18, 2023

Lewis-Manning Hospice Care Win ‘Scale Up’ category at the Dorset Business Festival Awards

Lewis-Manning Hospice Care won the ‘Scale Up’ category in the Dorset Business Festival Awards which took place at the Hilton Hotel in Bournemouth.

The prestigious event celebrated the excellence and innovation of businesses within Dorset and market the remarkable achievements of the Dorset business community.  The sell-out event was attended by industry leaders, entrepreneurs and business experts from across the county, coming together to applaud the outstanding accomplishments of the finalists.

Other shortlisted businesses in the Scale Up Award category included Mar-Key Group and Individuality Swimming & Fitness.

Attending the event, representing the hospice, was Director of Clinical Services Hayley Bonner and Chairman Jeremy Allin.  On receiving the award, presented by Cllr Millie Earl -BCP Council, Hayley advised, “We have experienced exceptional growth over the last 3 years – our patient contacts have now increased by more than 100%, we have expanded our services from 1 to 5 hubs across the area and are now working in Wimborne, Wareham, Swanage, Bournemouth and Poole. It has been phenomenal and great recognition of the success of our ‘closer to home’ strategy.”

Clare Gallie added, “Having joined Lewis-Manning Hospice Care 4 years ago it has been a pleasure and a privilege for me to be able to help our charity grow and develop during this time. We are extremely proud to have received this award as it is a reflection on the hard work of our team of staff and volunteers who are supported by our fantastic and loyal supporters all of whom have come together to make this important growth in our services possible for end of life and life limited patients in our community. A huge thank you to Dorset Chamber and of course to those who have made it all possible.”

About Lewis-Manning Hospice Care

Lewis-Manning Hospice Care is a charity providing extraordinary care to patients and their loved ones facing a life-limiting illness across East Dorset, Bournemouth, Christchurch, Purbeck and west Hampshire. We offer a range of free hospice care services aimed at helping people to live well through their illness, closer to home and at home. These include:

– Hospice at Home

– Day hospices, virtual and in person

– Creative arts & wellbeing support

– Lymphoedema clinics

– Breathlessness clinics

– Bereavement & family support

– Complementary therapy

– Education

Every year we support around 800 local people and we develop new services, based on patient need and identified gaps in the area. This year we need your help to raise £3.4m to continue providing our important services in your community. Without these funds we could not exist.

Our important work increases people’s physical and social well-being, reduces isolation and loneliness, supports people to stay in their homes longer, and alleviates the huge pressures on family and carers.

“When we are born, we are wrapped up in a blanket and put in the safe hands of someone who will love and support us for the rest of our lives.

What Lewis-Manning Hospice Care has done for me, now I am reaching the end of my life, is wrap me up in a big warm blanket, support and care for me and my family at the end of my life journey

 and for that I will be forever, eternally grateful.” LMHC patient feedback