Margaret Wright, Chief Executive
Margaret took up the post of Chief Executive at the Hospice of the Good Shepherd in March 2017 and brings a wealth of experience of the hospice movement with her.
She has been associated with the Hospice movement for over 20 years having worked as the Accountant and then Chief Executive at St Rocco’s Hospice in Warrington for several years. More recently she was also a Trustee at St Rocco’s.As a Chartered Accountant her background is in finance and business, and immediately prior to joining the Hospice of the Good Shepherd she worked as a Finance Director in industry. Margaret is passionate about palliative care and is committed to our Hospice providing the highest standards of care to our patients, their families and carers.
Liz Taylor, Director of Clinical Services
Liz began working at the Hospice in 2016 as the Living Well Centre and Community Development Manager. She has been Director of Clinical Services for 2 years and her responsibilities include being the Registered Manager for the Hospice, Caldicott Guardian, the Controlled Drug Accountable Officer and Lead for Clinical Governance. She is accountable for the care provided within the Hospice and for ensuring the safety of patients at all times. Liz has over 20 years’ experience in cancer and palliative care and has worked in hospital, hospice and community settings. Liz began her palliative care career working with people affected by HIV and AIDS and is driven by the desire to ensure that all people get access to the right services when they need them.
Caroline Siddall, Director Of Income Generation
Caroline Siddall joined the Hospice of the Good Shepherd in December 2017 as Director of Income Generation and is responsible for all areas of fundraising including lottery and retail. She also has responsibility for marketing and communications. It is Caroline’s job to ensure that we raise sufficient funds to ensure the financial sustainability of the Hospice and that our community know about the care we offer and how they can support the work we do. Caroline has been fundraising since 1990 and has been involved in Hospice fundraising since 2000. Caroline is passionate about the Hospice movement and has had personal experience of the difference Hospice care make to both patients and their families. Caroline has been a member of the Institute of Fundraising for over 20 years and a member of the North West Committee since 2007 and served as Chair of the North West for 3 years. In 2017 Caroline was made a Fellow of the Institute of Fundraising in recognition of her services the North Fundraising Community.
Julie Davies, Director of People and Development
Julie is our Director of People and Development and is responsible for all aspects of Human Resources and Learning and Development for our hospice employees and volunteers. Julie joined the Hospice in 2019 with over 20 years’ experience in Human Resources which she gained in a variety of organisations and sectors, but most recently Further Education and prior to that Local Government. Julie is a qualified Executive Coach and Workplace Mediator. She is also a trained Corporate Health Assessor and is passionate about championing our hospice employee and volunteer health and wellbeing. Julie is a member of the Instituted of Leadership and Management and a Fellow Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (FCIPD).
David Haden, Head Of Finance
David joined the Hospice in August 2017 having previously spent 25 years working in Finance in the aviation industry for various companies manufacturing aerospace components.Qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1982 and spent 10 years working in Insolvency before moving into industry. Brings hands on experience in business planning, business modelling and forecasting with experience in managing liquidity issues and business recovery.
Dr Sue Fox, Responsible Clinician
Sue qualified as a doctor in 1985 and worked in general medicine before doing her GP training. As Sue’s husband was in the Army she worked as a doctor in many places including Zimbabwe. Sue and her family moved to Chester in 2002. Sue has worked at the Hospice since Nov 2010 and during this time has qualified for the Diploma in Palliative Medicine.
In the absence of a Consultant in Palliative Medicine the role of the Dr Sue Fox’s role of Responsible Clinician ensures that every patient admitted to the Hospice has a named, identifiable clinician assigned to them. This ensures that care is properly coordinated and that patients and those close to them know who to speak to if they have questions or concerns about their treatment. When the Responsible Clinician is on leave or absent for more than 5 days the role will be transferred to one of the Specialty Doctors and this will be communicated to the patient and those close to them as appropriate. The Responsible Clinician is supported by a team of Specialty Doctors who are highly skilled and trained in Palliative and End of Life care. In addition to caring for our patients on the Ward our doctors also deliver out-patients clinics within the Hospice and provide a weekly clinic at Deeside Hospital.