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Lewis-Manning Hospice Care is thrilled to announce that Professor Bee Wee CBE will be joining the team as Visiting Professor.

Bee will be coming to Dorset once a year to give a talk to local hospice and end of life care palliative care teams, healthcare professionals, GPs and medical and clinical students to further inspire and develop palliative care education in the local area.

Her knowledge and expertise in the end of life sector will be an invaluable opportunity for healthcare professionals education in Dorset.
Professor Bee Wee has been an integral member of the group who recently reviewed and refreshed the framework of the ‘The Ambitions for Palliative and End of Life Care: A national framework for local action’, published in 2021 and originally launched in 2015, and highlighted the importance of personalised end of life care, focusing on what matters to people and their loved ones and making sure professionals are prepared, confident and competent. The synergy between Lewis-Manning’s organisation values and work it’s doing with other local palliative care providers on ‘Closer to Home’ end of life care projects and the Care Opinion project to ensure there is a safe, secure, impartial and anonymous way for patients to give feedback on the care they have received, makes Professor Bee Wee the ideal Visiting Professor for the hospice charity.

Clare Gallie, Chief Executive at Lewis-Manning Hospice Care said, “We are very excited for Professor Bee Wee to join Lewis-Manning as our Visiting Professor. It is so kind of her to come to Dorset to speak to us, the first Educational Lecture is planned for Friday 4th March 2022, in the afternoon. Our clinical team is delighted to be able to learn and develop their skills and knowledge so that we can continue to provide extraordinary hospice care for people in our community and we plan to open this opportunity to our partners across the Dorset care system.”

Professor Bee Wee CBE commented, “I am honoured to accept the generous invitation to become Visiting Professor to Lewis-Manning Hospice Care and look forward to speaking to the hospice team and other healthcare professionals and teams, in Dorset, who work in palliative care. I hope my words will encourage, inspire and 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.”

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