TWO new trustees are being sought for the Board at Wigan and Leigh Hospice.
The Hindley-based charity, which cares for patients from Lowton and Golborne, is looking for someone with a nursing background and another with experience as a GP.
Chief Executive Dr Alan Baron said: “Wigan and Leigh Hospice is led by a Board of Trustees which is responsible for the governance of the charity. Currently the Board consists of nine people, all of whom are volunteers, from a wide range of backgrounds including clinical, education, legal, business and accountancy. As an organisation delivering complex specialist care we are looking for two new trustees with a clinical background who have an interest in palliative and end of life care.”
The role of the Board is to offer leadership, guidance and support to the executive team and to agree the overall strategic direction of the organisation.
It is responsible for ensuring hospice services are safe, effective and caring and that the hospice is well led.
Pauline Payne from Lowton (pictured top) is the Chair of Trustees. Pauline has been volunteering for the hospice for almost 30 years firstly in bereavement support then as a receptionist before she became a trustee and finally Chair in October 2019.
Former English teacher Pauline said: “I passionately believe that any community should be judged on how it cares for its most vulnerable members. When I was given the opportunity to become a trustee I was honoured and delighted. I love being part of a team that is really working hard to help a vulnerable section of the community and not just patients but their families and loved ones as well.
“The hospice is at the heart of the community and makes such a difference to people’s lives.”
For more information about the roles and how to apply see www.wlh.org.uk and search under ‘Working With Us’. These are voluntary roles.