Lewis-Manning Hospice Care has welcomed on board Jacqueline Swift as a new Patron of the charity. She joins with a wealth and depth of knowledge and expertise in the Dorset healthcare sector, having previously worked as Vice Chair of the NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group, as well as holding a number of senior executive roles in the private sector.
Jacqueline, a former High Sheriff of Dorset (2018/19) is currently a Deputy Lieutenant of the county, supporting the Lord Lieutenant.
Commenting on her new role, Jacqueline said, “I am delighted to become a Patron of Lewis- Manning Hospice Care. This is a very exciting time in the life of this charity, as it embraces the contemporary and innovative strategies in end-of-life care. It’s very well placed in the community, at the heart of peoples’ needs, at a time in society when we are more aware than ever of ensuring that people have a good death. The hospice is achieving so many good things and I am really looking forward to being a part of its continuing journey.”
CEO Clare Gallie said, “I am thrilled that Jacqueline has agreed to join us as Patron, a voluntary role at our charity, and to have the opportunity to work together into the future”.
About Lewis-Manning Hospice Care
Lewis-Manning Hospice Care is a charity established 29 years ago, providing extraordinary care to patients and their families facing a life-limiting illness across Poole, Purbeck and East Dorset. We offer a range of free hospice care services aimed at helping people to live well through their illness, closer to home.
These include:- Day hospices, virtual and in person- Creative arts & wellbeing support- Lymphoedema clinic for cancer patients- Better breathing clinic- Bereavement & family supportEvery year we support nearly 500 local people and we develop new services, based on patient need and identified gaps in the area.To do this we need to raise over £1.6m every year. 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.Registered charity no. 1120193