Welcome to our New Trustees!

Following the Board Meeting on Monday 7th October, the Trustees were pleased to confirm the appointment of 2 new trustees. Amanda Kimpton who has spent 20 years in the Health Service and is currently Clinical Services Locality Manager, Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust; and Sam Slater who spent over 30 years in Social Work including roles in Family Support and until his retirement in 2010 was Area Manager Children’s services, N.W. Worcestershire. Allan Ashford has stood down as a Trustee but will continue to support the Hospice in other ways.

The Board received a report written by Cass Business School, which includes recommendations on enhancing effective governance in the way that the Hospice is managed. The Board will now develop an action programme in response to the recommendations.
Support was given to a proposal to open a new shop focussed on furniture, as well as exploiting opportunities for ebay and sales of books online. The unit identified is at Headless Cross, Redditch.

The Board supported a proposal to explore an opportunity which might mirror an initiative now operating in parallel with St Giles Hospice.There they have established an organisation which provides a care agency separate from the hospice at home service.It operates on a commercial basis generating profits which are hived back to the hospice.
An update was provided to the remediation work which has been undertaken in the Coppice Centre particularly in regularising the heating system. Work has started on site for the erection of the new Garden Room which should be completed next March.