Special event honours charity staff and volunteers

Staff and volunteers from St Ann’s Hospice at The Monastery in Gorton

Staff and volunteers from St Ann’s Hospice have been honoured at a special event at The Monastery in Gorton.

The event, which was attended by local healthcare professionals, dignitaries and hospice staff and volunteers, was held to celebrate a year of achievements at the charity.

The hospice, which is one of the oldest adult hospices outside of London, is approaching its 50th anniversary in 2021.

It provides care to patients from its three sites in Little Hulton in Salford, Heald Green in Stockport, and the Neil Cliffe Centre in Wythenshawe Hospital, as well as via a range of community and outreach services.

Eamonn O’Neal, Chief Executive of St Ann’s, said: “This event was a fantastic opportunity for us to thank everyone who has supported the hospice, especially over a busy twelve months, and to allow us to look ahead too.

“We’ve been providing care for almost half a century, and we simply couldn’t do that without the people that make up our St Ann’s community – whether that’s our patients, their families, our staff, people we collaborate with, our donors, or our 700 strong army of volunteers.

“We can’t thank everyone enough for their endless support, and it was a pleasure to see everyone gathered together in such a beautiful venue to celebrate St Ann’s.”

Staff and volunteers also received long-service awards, as well as some special awards presented by the hospice’s Chair of the Board, Professor Jackie Oldham.