HOSPICE CALLS FOR NEW TRUSTEES TO HELP THEM GO FOR GOLD
A recruitment drive is being launched by a KEMP Hospice that is striving to achieve “gold standard” status by 2024.
Up to five trustees are being sought after the retirement of two of its long-standing members. The aim is to bring in people with a proven track record in communications, HR, legal and clinical experience that can help the hospice continue to provide the best care and support possible to patients and families experiencing life-limiting illnesses and bereavement.
The charity has faced fresh challenges this year following the coronavirus outbreak, which forced the day hospice on Mason Road and its six shops to temporarily close.
But Alison Field, chair of trustees at KEMP says she has been incredibly proud of how the hospice has reacted to ensure patients and clients are looked after. “We are in year two of our five-year strategy and, even with the disruption of the pandemic, we are on track to achieve our strategic aims. In a nutshell we want all areas of our charity to be the best that they can be.”
Each trustee is expected to join one of four sub-committees that meet four times a year prior to the main board meeting. In between meetings, which have been done virtually due to COVID-19 restrictions, trustees should also expect to receive and respond to correspondence from the CEO.