Beverly Hospice has announced the appointment of its new chief executive – who is incredibly respected in Greater Manchester and has “invaluable” knowledge of the health and social care sector.
Helen Lockwood, currently Deputy Chief Executive of Oldham Council and Managing Director of Unity Partnership Burial, And will join Bury Hospice in the next few months.
Helen said: “It’s a great honor to play this role, especially during the 30th anniversary year of Bad Hospice. Proud to be and incredibly proud of the role that Bury Hospice has played in our local community.
“I have lived in Bori for over 30 years and know how Buri Hospice makes a difference to people at a time in their lives when they need the help we provide the most.
“It’s been a difficult time for the hospital, as it is for everyone, and the team has adapted to continue providing expert, personal care to its patients throughout the epidemic.
“The needs of patients and their families are central to everything Bury Hospice does, and it’s important to me because we continue our services so we can reach more people with the right care at the right time.”
Helen has more than 30 years of experience in local government – including working in a mixed health and local government leadership environment.
For the past 20 years she has held leadership positions at Manchester City Council, Rosendale Borough Council and has spent the last seven years of her career at Oldham Council as a director.
“Helen is an exceptionally experienced senior manager,” said Stuart Page, chairman of the board of trustees who appointed Helen.
He said: “He is incredibly respected in Greater Manchester and his extensive connections and influence in the field of health and social care will be invaluable as we continue to shape our strategic direction. To play a role.
“Excited about the hospice sector, Helen looks forward to taking on our responsibilities and guiding our organization of 70 staff and over 400 volunteers to meet the future needs of our services and their families.” Bury it. “
Announcing Helen’s appointment to Oldham Council, Oldham Council Leader Councilor Urooj Shah said: “During her time at Oldham, Helen provided leadership during extremely difficult times. To provide the best services to our residents during corona virus epidemics.
“I wish him all the best for the future.”
After Alice Burke’s retirement, Chris Cladden-Butler stepped down as interim chief executive of Bury Hospice and will remain in that role until Helen Lockwood is able to start.
“On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I would like to thank Chris from the bottom of my heart for enabling us to expand and expand our services during this time,” Stuart said.
Bury Hospice had a difficult time with epidemics – such as when it lost. 80% of them volunteer. In its welfare shops
But the local community has continued to support Hospice and is now standing on its own two feet.
“I want to thank my community for continuing to support Bury Hospice, which has been a difficult time for everyone,” Stuart said.
“It costs us 2. 2.9 million to run Bury Hospice and we have to raise 2. 2.3 million from our fundraising, donations, lotteries and shops.
“It’s because of the support of our community that Bury Hospice can provide the necessary care to patients and their families. If it weren’t for you, we wouldn’t be here – thank you.