In our first round-up of 2020 we take a look at the latest appointments in the hospice and palliative care sectors.
St Ann’s Hospice lymphoedema specialist is appointed Trustee of British Lymphology Society
Lucie Casserley, a Physiotherapist at St Ann’s Hospice in Greater Manchester, has been a Lymphoedema Specialist for four years and works in the hospice’s Lymphoedema Team. The British Lymphology Society (BLS) is a body that provides support for those involved in the care and treatment of people with lymphoedema and related lymphatic disorders.
Commenting on the appointment, Lucie said: “I am very excited to have the opportunity to get involved in the very valuable work that the BLS does to advance knowledge in the field of lymphology. Improving the expertise and skills of professionals caring for people with lymphoedema is something that I’m very passionate about and I’m looking forward to supporting the BLS in its drive to do this, for example by sharing information about the work that we do at St Ann’s with specialists across Greater Manchester and indeed throughout the UK.
“The breadth of work that the BLS does is extremely impressive, as well as looking to improve standards of care, it promotes the importance of early access to treatment, early detection and where appropriate screening and prevention. I’m very honoured to have been appointed as a Trustee and am looking forward to helping this highly respected charity to achieve its objectives.”
As part of the Lymphoedema Team at St Ann’s Hospice Lucie provides specialist lymphoedema care across Stockport, parts of Greater Manchester, Bolton and South Cheshire. The team treats patients with both cancer and non-cancer related lymphoedema, and they work closely with patients to promote self-care and management of their condition.
CEO of Marie Curie becomes Chair of youth homelessness charity
Matthew Reed has been appointed as the new Chair of the Board of Trustees of New Horizon Youth Centre, an organisation that works with 16-24 year olds who are homeless and vulnerable in London.
The Chief Executive of Marie Curie, Matthew previously served seven years as Chief Executive of The Children’s Society, developing its social justice focus, overseeing a major strategy review and further growing the charity’s capability to support young people who are facing multiple disadvantage and exploitation. Before that, Matthew was Chief Executive of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and a director of Christian Aid. Prior to moving into the charity sector, Matthew was a parish priest.
Phil Kerry, Chief Executive at New Horizon Youth Centre said: “On behalf of all the staff and our youth forum at the centre, we are delighted to welcome Matthew as our new Chair. His long standing commitment to tackling poverty and supporting young people shines through. We can’t wait to begin working with him to ensure that every young person experiencing homelessness who comes to us has a home for their potential.”
Matthew said: “It is a great honour to be chosen to be the next Chair of this incredible charity. All young people deserve the chance to live a full life, yet every year, thousands of young Londoners are barely surviving. I’ve already seen first-hand the life-changing support that New Horizon Youth Centre provides to young people who find themselves homeless in London.
“I look forward to working closely with Phil and the Trustees to develop the centre’s work and to ensure that more vulnerable young people have the opportunity to build a better life and fulfill their potential.”