Rebecca House is a purpose built children’s hospice forming an integral part of Hospice, Isle of Man, opened late in 2007. Henry Bloom Nobles Healthcare Trust made a generous donation towards the building of Rebecca House. In recognition of their gift, the children hospice has been named after Henry Bloom Noble’s wife Rebecca who, together with her husband, supported many charities on the Isle of Man.
Artists impression of the approach to the New Hospice
Rebecca House occupies the right wing of the Hospice and has four bedrooms, kitchen, milk kitchen, large multifunction room containing a dining room, play area and play equipment.
Rebecca House not only cares for children in the terminal stages of their illness. It shares its special care with families providing long term dedicated care at home for their child. Families need a break from caring, perhaps a holiday, or an opportunity to visit other families. These children have the opportunity to stay at Rebecca House for short periods where, during their ‘journey,’ they will have formed friendships and where parents are comfortable in the knowledge their child will continue to receive the professional care that is necessary to meet their needs in a happy and loving atmosphere.
An assisted bathroom house a Jacuzzi bath, plus all bedrooms have an en-suite toilet and shower room. All bedrooms and bathroom have electric ceiling hoists making life more comfortable for children who need lifting in and out of their wheelchairs or beds.
The children’s unit has a sensory room where comfort, sounds, soft lighting and special stimulating or relaxing equipment will be held so that children may experience new and enjoyable sensations.
The garden adjacent to Rebecca House has a play area with a wheelchair swing, pergola, and a number of exciting play structures.
Aerial View of the new Hospice, incorporating Rebecca House.
Rebecca House houses a very special little room - a child’s bedroom - air conditioned and kept cool so that, on the sad occasion, when a child passes away he or she may stay here at the wish of parents until the funeral. Parents, siblings and others close can spend as much time with their child as they wish, in their bereavement.