LEWIS-MANNING Hospice Care has been able to extend its essential services through the use of mobile clinics.

Grant-giving charity the Talbot Village Trust, which supports causes in Christchurch, Bournemouth, Poole, East Dorset and the Isle of Purbeck, awarded £35,000 to the hospice charity.

The funding partially covered costs for a Mobile Lymphoedema Clinic for cancer patients based in Bournemouth, and fully funded a weekly clinic in Wimborne, focusing on general hospice care, family support and bereavement services for three months.

Director of clinical services at Lewis-Manning Hospice Care Jo Whale said: “Our patients and staff love the mobile clinic spaces, which allow us to provide our extraordinary hospice care, closer to home.

“Thank you again Talbot Village Trust for the funding to make this become a reality and expand to the Bournemouth and Wimborne areas, so we can help even more people in our community.”

Lewis-Manning’s Bournemouth mobile Lymphoedema clinic, located at King’s Park in Boscombe, helps cancer patients with lymphoedema manage the chronic condition.

Bournemouth Echo: A grant of £35,000 has been awarded by grant-giving charity Talbot Village Trust to Lewis-Manning Hospice Care has enabled the trust to extend its essential services through the use of mobile clinics

The mobile clinic, based at Hamworthy Club, is held every Wednesday and offers an improved breathing clinic, physiotherapy, complimentary therapy, plus family support and bereavement services.

Both services have helped Lewis-Manning’s patients reduce travel time while offering the same standards found in its hospice.

Chair of Talbot Village Trust and the 12th Earl of Shaftesbury Nick Ashley-Cooper said: “The work Lewis-Manning do for the patients and families under its care is phenomenal and has become an essential asset to the community over the years.

“The mobile clinics are a fantastic idea to bring expert care while ensuring patients have more time to spend with their loved ones, and we’re so proud to have helped this come to fruition.”

Lewis-Manning Hospice Care supports nearly 500 people in East Dorset each year with life-limiting illnesses and they continue to adapt and develop new services based on patients’ needs and identified gaps in the area.

The charity needs to raise £1.6million annually to continue running all life-saving treatments.

To donate to Lewis-Manning Hospice Care, please visit: https://lewis-manning.org.uk/donate-online/, and to apply for funding, visit the Talbot Village Trust website.

The Trust meets biannually and is accepting applications for funding from both previous and new applicants in the area before the Trustees meet in Spring 2022.