He was previously promoted to Deputy Chief Executive in July 2018 and takes on the role of CEO following a successful clinical career at the hospice over the last sixteen years working in a variety of managerial and senior nursing roles. Prior to Dorothy House, Wayne worked in the NHS in numerous nursing roles including overseeing the complex care of cancer and haematology patients.
Wayne is passionate about the work of the hospice and is responsible for over 400 staff and a 1,000 volunteers. Dorothy House is rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC and provides quality palliative and end of life care services to over 800 patients per day in the community who are living with a life-limiting illness as well as offering support to their families and carers.
Wayne’s vison over the past 2 years has been to take an “ecosystem” approach to create seamless palliative and end of life care in the Mendip region of Somerset. By creating an alliance of key stakeholders, taking a population health approach and maximising partnership working they are attempting to create a sustainable model for the future of local hospice care.
Wayne is 49 years old, originally from Zimbabwe and currently lives in Coleford in Somerset, he is married with three teenage children and is a keen cyclist.