Revd Jane Burgess joins the Board of Trustees at Lewis-Manning Hospice Care

Categories: People & Places.

 Lewis-Manning Hospice Care is committed to increasing diversity among its Board Members, staff, patients and volunteers, and to developing volunteer skills to meet the needs of patients, their families and carers with care, compassion and kindness. As part of our strategic plan to deliver even more local hospice care, where people really need it, closer to home, Lewis-Manning required a Trustee with knowledge and experience of pastoral care and spiritual wellbeing, which suited Rev Jane perfectly.

Jane will be supporting the People Team including patients, carers, staff and volunteers to help develop the strategy and organisation with care at the heart of its values.

Commenting on her new role, Jane said,

“I am really quite excited about the role, having been introduced to the charity by former Trustee the late Canon Jane Lloyd. Before being ordained I was a palliative care nurse from 1998 -2004 at Dorothy House Hospice in Wiltshire. This was such a rewarding and fulfilling role.  I truly believe in and respect the work that the hospice is doing.  I am looking forward to playing a part in the charity’s journey and meeting and working alongside all of the wonderful volunteers and staff.”


CEO Clare Gallie said,

“We are thrilled to welcome Jane on to our Board of Trustees.  Jane comes highly recommended to us by the late Canon Jane Lloyd, who was a hugely integral part of Lewis-Manning and I know Jane will make a very important contribution to our Trustee team just like Canon Jane Lloyd did. We are all looking forward to working with her in her new voluntary role”


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 support

Every 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


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