Glynis Atherton

Chief Executive at Hospiscare since 2006. Hospiscare serves a population of c.380,000 people in Exeter, mid and east Devon.
Glynis Atherton

Hospiscare provides a 12 bedded in-patient unit, clinical nurse specialists and hospice at home in the community, volunteer led care navigation, in-reach to the acute hospital, 24/7 telephone helpline and supportive care services. Hospiscare supports over 2,500 patients every year plus their families and friends.

It employs around 250 staff and is supported by over 1,000 volunteers.  It has a wholly owned trading subsidiary that includes 21 retail outlets; e-commerce and a house clearance business. The annual budget for the charity is c.£7.2 million, of which 80% is fund-raised from the local community and 20% is grant income from the NHS.  

Prior to her appointment at Hospiscare Glynis was Director of Regional Development for the Motor Neurone Disease Association. This involved managing a team of health and social care professionals in England and Wales and supporting 80+ volunteer led branch support groups. 

Glynis has a MBA from the OU and leadership training from Ashridge Business School and the Institute of Directors. In 2015 she was proud to be awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Laws by the University of Exeter. 


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