It’s an exciting time for St Ann’s.
Our 50th anniversary is only a few years away, and we’re proud to have been caring for people from our local communities for almost half a century. Alongside that pride, there’s also a real sense of responsibility that we must ensure the hospice continues to be fit for purpose, and that it will still be around to care for our grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s generations too.
Today we’ve published our Five Year Strategy which outlines what we hope to achieve as an organisation during the next five years. As you’d expect, at the heart of that strategy are our patients and their families, and everything we do at St Ann’s is aimed at ensuring they have the best possible levels of care.
Greater Manchester has a population of 1.2million people and we aspire to provide world-class support for as many of those who would benefit from our services as possible. Many people don’t realise that we can help them right from the point of diagnosis of a life-limiting illness, throughout treatment, and afterwards too. Whether that care is carried out in a hospice building, or out in the community, we know that our services are valued and valuable to the local people we serve – and they remain free at the point of delivery.
With around a third of our income coming from the NHS, the challenge of raising millions of pounds every year is a difficult one, but we never cease to be amazed by the incredible support our communities give us. The St Ann’s family reaches far and wide, and we can’t thank everyone that helps us enough.
Please do download our strategy and take a look. We’re really looking forward to what is sure to be another exciting few years for the hospice, and to working with our local communities to help us achieve what we’ve set out in the strategy, and beyond too.
We need to raise £16,000 every day to keep the hospice doors open
We’re more than just a charity to our patients. Every single penny donated makes a huge difference to their lives.Click here to find out how you can get involved