Hospice opens new office in heart of town

LEWIS-MANNING Hospice Care has opened a new Swanage office hub which will be located at Swanage Methodist Church, with the support of the church.

Hospice chief executive Clare Gallie said: “We are so pleased to be opening this new office hub in the heart of Swanage, just off the High Street in the town.

“It will allow us to work even more closely with the local community and deliver and continue to grow our services in the area.

“It’s very much in line with our ‘Closer to Home’ strategy and will be pivotal to the service excellence of our services that we offer.

“We are proud of the wide range of services we now offer in East Dorset and Purbeck:

Breathlessness services at Wareham Hospital
Day hospice – this runs on Tuesdays at Swanage Rugby Club
Family Support – in patients’ homes
Hospice at Home – providing social sits and respite sits for patients and their families
Swanage retail shop – the shop opened in 2022

Director of clinical services Hayley Bonner said: “We very much welcome this opportunity and we are hugely grateful for the kind support of Swanage Methodist Church, providing us with our office accommodation.

“We really enjoy being a part of the local communities in East Dorset and Purbeck and supporting patients and their families with life-limiting illnesses.

“Living with a life-limiting illness can be particularly isolating and it’s great to be continually developing our ‘Closer to Home’ strategy.

“Our clinical nursing team will be based at the new hub and will be hot desking, along with our fundraising team.

“We are looking forward to working more in the local community and further supporting East Dorset and Purbeck’s patients and families.”

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