Forum of Hospice Chairmen

The Forum of Hospice Chairmen, formerly the Forum of Chairmen of Independent Hospices, is a national network that promotes the role of hospice chairmen and trustees, and provides a pathway for them to make their views known to Hospice UK.

At their 2013 Annual General Meeting (AGM), the Forum of Chairmen of Independent Hospices approved that their constitution should be dissolved and the forum move to be a network under the umbrella of Hospice UK as from 1 December 2014.

The role of the Forum will be to:

  • Share, and facilitate the sharing of experience and information useful to the chairmen of local hospice care providers or those organisations set up specifically to support them.
  • Act as the forum through which such chairmen contribute expertise and communicate issues around the governance of hospice care to the national level and inform and advise the work of Hospice UK.
  • Act as the network that communicates the work of Hospice UK to the boards of member organisations.

Chairmen and trustees of members of Hospice UK are automatically members of the Forum. 

Executive Committee

The chairmen of members of Hospice UK in each English region elect a representative to sit on an executive committee. Kate Tompkins, Chairman, Dorothy House Hospice Care, is the current chairman of the Forum of Hospice Chairmen.

Regional representatives

Region Representative
Fiona Ross, Chair, Princess Alice Hospice
North West David Brown, Chairman, Pendleside Hospice
South East
Angela Wormald, Chairman, St Wilfrid's Hospice, Chichester
South West Geoff Pringle, Chairman, Hospiscare, Exeter
Yorkshire & Humberside
East of England
Bob Weatherstone, Chairman, St Francis Hospice, Romford
East Midlands
North East
Brian Footitt, Chairman, Teeside Hospice
South Central
West Midlands
John Bawden, St Richard's Worcester

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