New CEO for Princess Alice Hospice Charity Esher Elmbridge Surrey

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Princess Alice Hospice Charity Shop in Weybridge High Street
Princess Alice Hospice Esher Elmbridge Surrey

Princess Alice Hospice is pleased to announce the appointment of Nigel Seymour as its new Chief Executive Officer, with immediate effect.

Sean Hilton, Chair of Trustees, says: ‘Nigel has been with us for over 16 years, most recently as Acting CEO, and is passionate about the Hospice and the services we provide. He’s seen a lot of change during that time and has demonstrated impressive strategic analysis of our position in the wider healthcare setting. He is particularly keen to reach the unmet need in our whole community, which will be a focus of his leadership.

‘Like all hospices, we are operating in an uncertain, ever-changing landscape and face very real funding challenges. Our services are free to the local people we care for, but core NHS funding only represents circa 20% of our expenditure on charitable activities. For the rest we rely on a range of income streams and the incredible generosity of local supporters. We have full confidence in Nigel’s ability to steer our much-loved Hospice through its next period of development. Personally, Nigel is somebody who lives by his values, which chime closely with the Hospice’s ethos of compassion. After an exhaustive recruitment process, we are delighted to have appointed him as our next CEO.’

New CEO at Princess Alice Hospice Charity Esher Elmbridge Surrey

Nigel Seymour, Chief Executive Officer, says: ‘Princess Alice Hospice is an amazing charity, full of brilliant people, delivering outstanding care. I have witnessed firsthand the profound impact that quality palliative and end of life care has on individuals and their families, during the most difficult times of their lives.

‘Looking forward, we face significant challenges, notably in the growing demand for our care and the changing demographics of our local community, availability of workforce, and in how we are funded. This requires us to be innovative in our approach, seizing opportunities, whilst never losing sight of our person-centred approach to care.

We need to do more to help the growing number of people who need us in the communities that are underserved and overlooked, which is a particular passion of mine. It’s a huge privilege to lead this charity as Chief Executive and I am keenly aware of the responsibility I have to nurture this precious organisation, which means so much to so many.’

Princess Alice Hospice aims to ensure everyone has the best possible care before, during and after death. It is rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission and is delivering palliative and end of life care to up to 1,000 people at any one time, predominantly in their own homes across south west London and Surrey and on its In-Patient Unit in Esher. Supporting individuals through their grief, loss and bereavement is also an essential part of our care. The Hospice enjoys an excellent reputation for its education and research provision. We run the European Certificate in Essential Palliative Care (ECEPC) alongside a wide range of other courses, study days and events to help people gain the right skills, confidence and expertise.

Princess Alice Hospice Esher Surrey
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Princess Alice Hospice: For Excellence. For Compassion. For People. For Living.

For almost 40 years, Princess Alice Hospice has provided free, high-quality, specialist end of life care to tens of thousands of people across a large part of Surrey, south west London and Middlesex. Today, at any one time, Hospice nurses, doctors and other specialist staff are looking after more than 1000 people in need.

The Hospice’s mission is to reach out to even more people by delivering outstanding care to those who need it. To enable us to do this, we must rely on the commitment and support of our communities who help us to raise vital funds.

£10 million is needed each year to provide our vital services. Core NHS funding represents circa 20% of our expenditure on charitable activities. Most of the balance is raised through legacies, fundraising, dedicated shop units, investments and the generous support of our communities. It is only the support of our community and beyond that makes it possible to do our work.

Volunters Request

Our volunteers are vital to Princess Alice Hospice. Whether you can help out for a few hours as and when we need you, commit to a regular day or half day of volunteering, or would be interested in supporting a short term project, there are many ways for you to give your time, skills and energy.

For more information and some current volunteer opportunities, visit our website and select the volunteering page, or contact us by email or phone: Tel: 01372 461856

More Information About Princess Alice Hospice

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