Lewis-Manning Hospice Care host inaugural educational lecture with Visiting Professor Bee Wee CBE

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Lewis-Manning Hospice Care hosted their inaugural educational lecture with the renowned palliative and end of life care specialist, Professor Bee Wee CBE.

The popular event took place in the Gateway Building at Bournemouth University and was part of the hospice’s 30th anniversary celebratory events programme which is taking place during 2022.

Professor Bee Wee, an expert in the field of palliative and end of life care,  is Consultant in Palliative Medicine at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Harris Manchester College, Oxford University National Clinical Director for Palliative and End of Life Care, NHS England and NHS Improvement.

Bee’s subject title was ‘Confronting Challenging Realities in Palliative and End of Life Care’ and she held a captive audience as she spoke with passion to a packed lecture theatre, which included local hospice and palliative care teams, healthcare professionals, GPs and medical and clinical students.  She said that she hoped ‘to stimulate thinking, be challenging but not overly provocative.’ The lecture was followed by a Q & A session.

CEO Clare Gallie said, “We were absolutely thrilled to welcome Professor Bee Wee to Lewis-Manning and we’re  incredibly pleased that her visit enabled further learning and development for students and healthcare professionals in Dorset. Bee posed some very thought provoking questions about palliative care which were very interesting and it was great to see the wonderful reactions and ideas these questions created. It was fantastic to see such a great and diverse audience and we already cannot wait for Bee’s next visit.”

Professor Bee Wee CBE commented, “I was delighted to accept the invitation from Lewis-Manning Hospice Care to become their Visiting Professor. This was my first ‘in person’ lecture since the pandemic and it’s wonderful to be here.  I hope my words encouraged, inspired as well as build on what has already been achieved in improving end of life care in the local area, so that more people can live and die well.”

Sue Baron Senior Lecturer, Programme Lead for MSc Adult Nursing at Bournemouth University advised, “What a wonderful opportunity for our students hearing from a leading expert in her field. It was also a great networking opportunity for them all.”

Link to Recording of Lecture

For slides only: Confronting Challenging Realities in Palliative and End of Life Care



About Lewis-Manning Hospice Care

Lewis Manning Hospice Care is a charity, established 30 years ago, providing extraordinary care to patients and their loved ones facing a life-limiting illness across Poole, Purbeck and East Dorset. You have enabled the charity to support and care for more than 8,000 people during the past 30 years.

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 and respite support

– Creative arts & wellbeing support

– Lymphoedema clinic for cancer patients

– Better breathing clinic

– Bereavement & family support including in person, groups and carers support


What matters to you, matters to us. Paving the way for you and your loved ones for the next 30 years and to do this the charity needs 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.




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