Hospice Receives Final Payment of 3 Year Service Level Agreement

Hospice Isle of Man is delighted to announce it has now received the final payment of a three year service level agreement, of £1.7 million, from the Department of Health and Social Care.

In acknowledgement of the services that Hospice offers to the community, and the considerable expense incurred, the Department supports the charity on an annual basis within the agreement.

The cash contribution from the Department helps to ensure that the charity can continue to be the leaders for palliative and end of life care on the Isle of Man. Hospice has always been dedicated to providing the highest quality care to those who need it most, and putting patients first whilst striving for excellence.

In 2024, it will cost the charity £6.8 million to provide its services, with the number of inpatient unit beds increasing from 6 to its full capacity of 11. The cash contribution from the Department will fund 25% of the running costs for the year.

John Knight, Chief Executive of Hospice Isle of Man, says “Hospice enjoys a very positive relationship and working partnership with Manx Care. Hospice is a significant part of the Island’s healthcare system, we are committed to contribute all that we can both practically in both the development and delivery of future strategy regarding palliative and end of life care.”

Teresa Cope, CEO of Manx Care, added: “Hospice Isle of Man is a valued partner to Manx Care, sharing a commitment to patient-centred care, and this contribution will allow them to continue to deliver their high-quality services.”

Looking ahead, a clinical ambition of Hospice is to achieve a new clear and defined service level agreement with Manx Care, as part of its new strategy; Measured Ambition 2024 – 2026. In addition to enhancing services through partnership working.

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