We’re led by a small part-time leadership team comprising of Andrew Revell, Executive Director, Gemma Roberts, Head of Nursing Services, Kate Bamford, Head of Fundraising and Communications, and Tracy Brewer, Head of Operational Support who collectively manage the daily activities of the charity.
Our Executive Director is responsible to the Board of Trustees via an Executive Committee (EXCO) comprising of three Trustees. The Executive Director and the Executive Committee have responsibility for the daily operational management of the charity, together with the planning and execution of our strategic plan.
Without the unfailing support and commitment of our donors, volunteers, staff and trustees, we would cease to exist. Thank you for your efforts, thoughtfulness and support of this essential community service.
2022 was a busy year which started with another office move to larger premises at Blackwell Business park as the likelihood of returning to the Ellen Badger Hospital began to diminish. As usual the team rallied to make the move as painless as possible and obviously there was no disruption to our Nursing service.
During the year we looked after 180 patients and spent nearly 7600 hours providing care for them. Many of the patients we cared for had complex and / or multiple illnesses requiring more intervention from us prior to the end of their lives.
In August 2022 we reorganised our Nursing team so that we were able to operate three scheduled shifts daily. During the day we have a minimum of two care staff from 0800-2000, a minimum of one member of staff at night, plus a 24-hour Nurse coordinator on call for telephone support and emergency patient visits. Our new way of working allows us to be more integrated with other stakeholders and improves the continuity of care we provide. In addition, we have been accepted as a provider by NHS Continuing Healthcare to support end of life patients with packages of care with the aim of improving the overall patient and family care experience.
The feedback we receive from patients and those close to them continues to be very favourable and, at a time where the pressures on the NHS continues to grow, the role of hospices is increasingly relevant and important in the overall healthcare system. Individually and as a Coventry and Warwickshire group of hospices we continue to work with our service Commissioners and the Integrated Care Board to promote the awareness of the importance of a robust hospice service.
Without the unfailing support and commitment of our donors, volunteers, staff and trustees, we would cease to exist so once again a big thank you for your efforts, thoughtfulness and support of this essential community service.
Very best wishes
Andrew spent many years in Banking and Finance both in the UK and abroad and took the opportunity where possible to get involved with national and local charities. He became more involved with Shipston Home Nursing in September 2017 following a period where we supported him to look after his late wife.
Andrew subsequently volunteered to help provide management support to us and was asked by the Trustees to review how we did things operationally to understand areas where improvements could be made. Following the review Andrew joined us as our Interim Executive Director in November 2017.
He strongly believes that the patient and family experience we can provide is fundamental and should underpin everything we do.
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