We round up the latest appointments in the hospice sector.
Primrose Hospice appoints new CEO
The Chairman and Trustees of Primrose Hospice in Worcestershire have appointed David Burrell to the post of Chief Executive Officer.
David is currently working as Deputy Chief Operating Officer at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust having had a long career as a Clinician and Senior Manager and Director in the NHS.
Rod Laight, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, said:
"We believe that David's career has provided him with considerable skills and relevant experience which will make him an excellent leader for Primrose Hospice".
"I am very proud to be offered the opportunity to lead Primrose, a charity that has an excellent reputation in the community, and I look forward to working with the staff, Trustees and many volunteers to ensure that the growing number of people who will need hospice care over next few years are able to access the high quality, compassionate care that Primrose provides."
St Ann’s Hospice announces new Director of Business Development
St Ann’s Hospice in Greater Manchester has appointed Dr Paul Jarvis as their new Director of Business Development to help lead the hospice towards its 50th anniversary.
Eamonn O’Neal, Chief Executive of St Ann’s, said:
“Paul is an experienced business development professional, and is used to building strong partnerships which is vital. He believes strongly in our organisation and understands the importance of the role we play in the local communities we serve. We are really looking forward to welcoming him to the team.”
Paul has published Obesity Atlas; a public health intelligence tool for the analysis of child obesity in Greater Manchester. Obesity Atlas was built in collaboration with local NHS organisations and councils, and is used to help inform public health policy and decision making.
Over the past ten years Paul has worked for NorthWest EHealth, first as a Software Developer and then in his current role as Business Development Manager. His role encompasses working with a wide range of national and international clients from the public and private sector, and he has also worked across universities, NHS organisations, local councils, the digital health sector and life sciences industry.
“I’m really looking forward to joining an organisation as well-loved as St Ann’s. It really punches above its weight and has such a great reputation. It’s a real privilege to be joining such a great team.”
City Hospice has a new CEO
Liz Andrews will be taking over from Mike Walsh as the new Chief Executive for City Hospice in Cardiff. Liz joined Cancer Research Wales in 2004 as a fundraiser and in 2011, she was promoted to the role of Charity Director. During her time at the charity, millions of pounds were raised to fund high calibre research, ensuring Cancer Research Wales would make a difference to the people of Wales. She also opened many charity shops, managed several transformational projects and helped to make the charity the success it is today.
Commenting on her new role, Liz said:
"The outgoing Chief Executive, Mike Walsh, and team have worked incredibly hard to secure the contract to provide palliative care across the city. I look forward to building on this achievement with the team, and ensuring together, we continue to work hard for the benefit of the people of Cardiff”.
St Clare welcomes new Patron
St Clare Hospice in Essex has welcomed Melissa Jones as their new Patron to help raise the hospice’s profile in her local community and beyond.
Melissa Jones has worked as a lecturer and has written drama education books. In 2006 she set up Inspire, an education training company that runs courses and in-house training for teachers in the UK and abroad. This work took her to international schools throughout Europe as well as Kuwait and Egypt.
Melissa has also been Captain of Saffron Walden Golf club and is a Director and a Trustee of the Donald Forrester Trust and Gwynneth Forrester Trust – both of which have supported St Clare Hospice generously in the past.
On becoming Patron she said:
“I am honoured and privileged to have been asked to become a patron of St Clare Hospice. As a resident of Saffron Walden, I have known many people in my community whose lives have been touched by St Clare, their local hospice. I have heard first-hand about the fantastic care, compassion and dedication of the staff at St Clare, and I am delighted to have been given the chance to support them as a Patron.”