Remembering St Mary’s original matron Joan Pollitt

We were really sad to hear that Joan Pollit has died early this month. Joan was our original matron, and a key influencer of what followed. She wanted patients to “live for the moment” and find joy even in the most challenging circumstances. This is an ethos that we continue to follow today.

Val Stangoe: “We are so grateful to Joan for all her hard work in the early days and continuous support to set the hospice on such a positive pathway.”

Here’s Joan in the centre proudly with the team at St Mary’s.

Find out more about Joan’s contribution in Our Story.