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New Hospice Chair of Trustee appointed

The Hospice of the Good Shepherd are pleased to announce Robert Mee has recently been appointed the new Chair of the Hospice Board of Trustees.

Robert has had an extensive career in banking and financial services and has held a number of senior board positions within the sector. Since his retirement in 2009, he has undertaken several voluntary roles in the region. He is currently a board member of the Cheshire & Warrington LEP and Chairs the Cheshire Science Corridor Enterprise Zone and will bring a wealth of commercial experience to the Hospice.

Robert commented: “I am delighted to be taking up the post of Chair for an organisation that occupies such a respected place at the heart of the West Cheshire, Chester, Ellesmere Port and Deeside communities. I am really looking forward to helping to ensure we can continue to provide local people and their families with the help and support they need at a critical time in their lives.”

The Hospice of the Good Shepherd supports patients and families affected by a life-limiting condition. It takes £4m a year to keep the hospice’s doors open and we depend very heavily on the goodwill of the community to help us generate 75% of our income.

Margaret Wright, Chief Executive of the Hospice of the Good Shepherd, said: “I am looking forward to working with Robert in his role as Chair and the wealth of contacts and experience he brings. He and the whole Board of Trustees are really focused on driving us forward as a charity in order to continue providing the very best care and support for families who depend on our services. They will, at times, be faced with challenging decisions but they are fully equipped with a wide range of expertise to do this .

“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Steve Britton for acting as Interim Chair and we are very grateful for his support and guidance and we are pleased that he will be staying at the Hospice as a trustee.”

The Board of Trustees is the Hospice of the Good Shepherds governing body and under charity law has overall corporate responsibility for the hospice.