Arthur Rank Hospice charity seeks trustees


27-04-2010

The Arthur Rank Hospice Charity is looking for three additional Trustees. The Chairman of the Trustees, Stuart Evans, said: 'The charity is at a crucial stage, as it is developing an ambitious strategy to enhance the work that it does and the Trustees' role will be particularly important at this stage of our development.'

The Arthur Rank House is an adult hospice offering specialist palliative care to patients over the age of 18, living in Cambridge and the surrounding area. Additionally support is offered to their families, who are also faced with the effects of cancer and other life limiting illness.

Dr Lynn Morgan, Chief Executive, says: 'Arthur Rank Hospice Charity works in partnership with the NHS and together we support over 1,000 patients each year, as well as their family and friends.

'The Charity enjoys considerable public support through which it raises significant funds, enabling us to finance some of the vital posts and therapeutic support for the benefit of both in-patients and the Hospice at Home Service. We have a very small staff team but over 200 dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers.

'Next year the Charity will be 30 years old and this coincides with the implementation of our new strategy which will deliver even greater benefits to our patients and their carers.

'To help us achieve this we would like to appoint three additional trustees and invite applications from individuals who would be interested in supporting and furthering the success of the Charity.

'In particular we would welcome applications from the ranks of our volunteers, those with a professional interest in palliative care, and people who have knowledge of planning and development.

'If you feel you meet one of these criteria, or feel you could contribute to the Trustee Board in another way, and you have energy, commitment, independence and enthusiasm, we would love to hear from you.'

For an information pack or to find out more contact: 

Dr Lynn Morgan, Chief Executive, Arthur Rank Hospice Charity, 351 Mill Road, Cambridge, CB1 3DF tel: 01223 723117 lynn.morgan@arhc.org.uk

 Closing date 21 May 2010

 

 

Arthur Rank Hospice Charity supports people in Cambridgeshire living with an advanced serious illness or a life-limiting condition and those who need end-of-life care. Our ‘Outstanding’ services are provided free of charge to patients and their families.

We care for more than 4,100 patients each year at our Hospice in Cambridge, the Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre in Wisbech and in patients’ own homes via the Arthur Rank Community Team. This care supports people to improve their quality of life and fulfil their end of their life choices.

It will cost £10.5 million in 2021/2022 to run our services, which are provided free of charge to patients and their loved ones. We have currently secured £6.98 million from the NHS, meaning that £3.52 million needs to be raised through donations, fundraising activities and trading. We are extremely grateful to our local community for the continual dedication, commitment and generosity they show in supporting us to meet this target.

For further information, please visit arhc.org.uk

Arthur Rank Hospice Charity