Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Peace Hospice Care has welcomed its new Chief Executive, Declan Carroll who joined the organisation this week.

Declan has extensive experience in both the public and private sectors, having amongst other things led the delivery of housing, community support and social care services over the last 20 years.  Declan previously worked as a Chief Executive for a company that supports vulnerable adults and younger people with health issues.

Speaking about the appointment, Chairman of Trustees, David Ellis said 'We are delighted that Declan will be joining us as our new Chief Executive. Declan has significant senior management experience across a range of sectors including health and care.  Declan has excellent business development skills and will play a huge role for Peace Hospice Care as we look to take our organisation forward.'

Responding to his appointment, Declan said 'I'm very much looking forward to this new role with Peace Hospice Care and can't wait to get started.  It was great to get an opportunity to meet staff and volunteers on my recent visit and see the fantastic work that the Hospice is doing to support those people across South West Hertfordshire who have a life limiting illness.  I'm aware that there is great warmth for the Hospice out in the community and I look forward to playing my part in helping to ensure that the growing numbers of people who will need hospice care over the next few years are able to get the best support that they need'.  

Departing CEO, Sue Plummer has left the Hospice to take up a new CEO role at Garden House Hospice in North Hertfordshire.

Peace Hospice Care provides specialist support for people from across South West Hertfordshire living with life limiting illnesses such as cancer, neurological conditions, heart failure and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).

It provides inpatient care at the Hospice, plus wellbeing support, clinics and rehabilitation at our Starlight Centre. It also runs a hospice at home service which takes hospice care to patients in their own home. Peace Hospice Care also provides bereavement support to anyone who needs it from across Hertfordshire.

Peace Hospice Care needs to raise £4.2 million of charitable income this year in order to run and develop its services. All the care that the Hospice provides to its patients and their families is free.  

For more information on the work of Peace Hospice Care visit www.peacehospicecare.org.uk or call 01923 330330.