Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Hospice Chief Executive, Sue Plummer will shortly be leaving Peace Hospice Care to become the new Chief Executive at Garden House Hospice in North Hertfordshire.

During her 8 year tenure at the Hospice, Sue has played a key role in maintaining and extending the range of patient services and has also secured continued funding for many parts of the Hospice's work including the Hospice at Home service.   She has also been instrumental in building solid partnerships with the CCG and other local healthcare providers.

Sue has also overseen huge developments in the Hospice's building including the opening of a new Starlight Centre, which supports patients from early diagnosis with a serious illness.  The Starlight Centre was also developed to accommodate improved access and new counselling and complementary therapy rooms. Last year, Sue also oversaw the major rebrand of the Hospice to become Peace Hospice Care which included a significant change to its visual identity.

Hospice Chairman of Trustees, David Ellis said 'I would like to take the opportunity to thank Sue for her strong leadership and for the huge effort that she has put into her role during her time with us.  We are hugely disappointed to be losing Sue, but we are pleased that she will continue to play a leading role in hospice care at Garden House Hospice.  Sue has made a huge contribution to Peace Hospice Care having managed to extend and improve our services for our patients and their families in the face of huge financial pressures faced by limited statutory funding and the effects of the recession. Sue has been instrumental in growing our services, ensuring that even more patients and their families and carers have been helped by Peace Hospice Care across South West Hertfordshire.'

Sue, who will be leaving Peace Hospice Care in June said  'I feel immensely proud and privileged to have played my part in supporting the development of the Hospice over the last 8 years. I look back on the time with great satisfaction of what we have all achieved. I would like to take the opportunity of thanking staff, volunteers and trustees who have contributed to the success and development of the Hospice during my time here and would also like to thank the many people in the community, who without them, we couldn't have achieved so much.' 

She added 'I felt that now was a good time for me to move on having been at the Hospice for a number of years, but I'm also pleased that my new job is going to be on my doorstep, much closer to where I live!  I'm particularly not going to miss the long journey time to work each morning. I know a lot about Garden House Hospice with it being in my home locality and I'm looking forward to the exciting challenges ahead.'

Peace Hospice Care provides support to patients and their families facing a life limiting illness from across South West Hertfordshire.  It provides an inpatient unit, day service through its Starlight Centre, Hospice at Home service as well as bereavement support.  All these services are delivered free of charge to people in South West Hertfordshire by teams of highly skilled specialists. Peace Hospice Care needs to raise £4.2 million in charitable income every year to keep its services running.


For more information on the work of Peace Hospice Care visitwww.peacehospicecare.org.uk, follow us on social media or call 01923 330330.