£35,000 awarded by grant-giving charity Talbot Village Trust has enabled Lewis-Manning Hospice Care to extend its essential services through the use of mobile clinics.
The funding partially covered costs for a Mobile Lymphoedema Clinic for cancer patients based in Bournemouth and fully funded a weekly clinic in Wimborne, focusing on general hospice care, family support and bereavement services for three months.
Jo Whale, Director of Clinical Services at Lewis-Manning Hospice Care, said:
“Our patients and staff love the mobile clinic spaces, which allow us to provide our extraordinary hospice care, closer to home.
“Thank you again Talbot Village Trust, for the funding to make this become a reality and expand to the Bournemouth and Wimborne areas, so we can help even more people in our community.”
Lewis-Manning’s Bournemouth mobile Lymphoedema clinic located at King’s Park, Boscombe, helps cancer patients with lymphoedema manage the chronic condition. This new space is light, warm and has a friendly atmosphere, with the same clinical standards you’d find in the hospice. Patients will see the same reassuring faces each time, with the benefit of Lewis-Manning bringing their services closer to their homes.
Every Wednesday, the mobile clinic based at The Hamworthy Club, Wimborne, offers a better breathing clinic, physiotherapy, complementary therapy, plus family support and bereavement services. Both services have helped Lewis-Manning’s patients reduce travel time while offering the same standards found in its hospice.
Lewis-Manning Hospice Care supports nearly 500 people in East Dorset each year with life-limiting illnesses, and they continue to adapt and develop new services based on patients’ needs and identify gaps in the area. The charity needs to raise £1.6m annually to continue running all life-saving treatments.
Nick Ashley-Cooper, 12th Earl of Shaftesbury, Chair of Talbot Village Trust, said: “The work Lewis-Manning do for the patients and families under its care is phenomenal and has become an essential asset to the community over the years. The mobile clinics are a fantastic idea to bring expert care while ensuring patients have more time to spend with their loved ones, and we’re so proud to have helped this come to fruition.”
To donate to Lewis-Manning Hospice Care, please visit: https://lewis-manning.
To apply for funding from the Talbot Village trust, visit www.talbotvillagetrust.
The Trust meets biannually and is accepting applications for funding from both previous and new applicants in the area before the Trustees meet in Spring 2022.