Published on: Monday 22 May 2017 at 13:52
Sarah Thompson joins as new CEO
St Clare Hospice has welcomed a new Chief Executive, Sarah Thompson, who took up the role as the head of the Hastingwood-based charity on 8 May 2017.
Sarah Thompson, who has worked in the hospice sector for more than 11 years, joins St Clare from the senior management team at St Joseph’s Hospice in Hackney where she was the Director of Fundraising and Engagement for four years. Prior to St Joseph’s, Sarah was Director of Fundraising at the Hospice of St Francis in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire. Sarah takes over the role as Chief Executive from Tanya Curry who was CEO from 2011 to April 2017.
Commenting on taking up her new role at St Clare Hospice, Sarah Thompson said:
“I am absolutely thrilled to join St Clare Hospice – I grew up locally, went to school in Loughton and have settled with my own family nearby. St Clare is a much-loved household name across our local community, so it’s a privilege to be part of such a well-respected organisation which plays a huge role in the lives of families throughout West Essex and East Herts.”
“St Clare is renowned for the exceptional care it provides to people with life-limiting illnesses, and their whole circle of family and friends. It is my mission to ensure that we meet the need of the growing numbers of people who require our care. We can do this by working hard to expand our community services to help people where they are, whether in their own homes, in hospital or care homes. I think we also need to help strengthen the confidence and ability of local communities to care for each other at the end of life, and St Clare Hospice can play a major role in supporting this.”
“St Clare is a truly local charity – one that is embedded in the local community, is listening to local people’s needs and responding to that need. I’m looking forward to working with the St Clare team to develop more end of life care services for local people, so that we can make an even greater difference to all those people we serve.”