The service the Hospice provides is one of the most important on the Island and without it patients would not have anywhere near the level of care and compassion given to them in their time of need. As a result PDMS are delighted to be supporting the Hospice Isle of Man.
The hospice is a registered charity dedicated to the care of over 350 patients each year. The running costs of the Hospice amount to £4 million per annum, of which only 15% is given as a grant by the government. Over 85% of the income to the hospice is spent directly on patients, this equates to around 85p of every £1 being spent directly on the patients. The Hospice is run to an extremely high standard in line with the Isle of Man department of Health. On top of this the Hospice runs a purpose built facility called Rebecca House which is the children’s wing of the main hospice building. It opened in 2007, and provides respite, palliative and end of life care for children with life – limiting or life – threatening conditions from birth to 18.
The Hospice has many benefits to its patients and professionals who work there. Hospice at home provides nearly 1,000 hours for adult patients to be nursed at home. Also 5,000 hours are provided for children to help give parents a break from caring. On top of this Hospice education provides nearly 2,000 teaching hours to help the nurses and all other staff give the best care possible patients.
PDMS sponsored the Green station at the IOM Hospice Colour Me Rainbow event and also entered runners Hannah, Kiera and Carla to take part in the paint parade.