Claire Cardy is currently Director of Patient Care at the charity, where she has worked for nearly six years. Previously Claire was a Service Development Manager at Macmillan Cancer Support and in senior management in the NHS
Chairman of the Board, Mo Tutty, said: “We believe that Claire’s career to date has helped to develop her considerable skills, knowledge and experience which harnessed with her undoubted passion will make her an excellent leader for EllenorLions Hospices.”
Carol Stone, current CEO, said: “I have enjoyed working with Claire and am delighted that she has been appointed to this role. Claire is a strong leader with a real passion for hospice care. I wish Claire and EllenorLions every success in the future.”
Speaking about her new appointment, Claire said: “I am delighted to have been successful in this challenging and competitive recruitment process. I am passionate about the work of EllenorLions Hospices, and feel highly motivated and excited by the many challenges and opportunities ahead, in continuing the fantastic legacy that has developed under the inspiring leadership of Carol Stone over many years.
“I am looking forward to working with the trustees, and all the staff and volunteers to take the organisation into the next phase of development, helping more patients and families who need us.”
Claire will take up the position of CEO following the retirement of Carol Stone on 31 March 2014.
EllenorLions Hospices provides hospice care for adults across Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley, visit the website to find out more.