Judi Byrne has joined Michael Sobell Hospice Charity (MSHC), Northwood, as its new Chief Executive in a role that will help to “build on the achievements” of the past 40 years.

With over 20 years’ experience in healthcare services, predominately in palliative and end of life care, Judi’s career spans roles with St Luke’s Hospice, Kenton, Sue Ryder and NHS acute and clinical commissioning organisations. She has also contributed to the NHS National End of Life Care Strategy and led on the building, commissioning and opening of a new hospice in Lincolnshire.

Commenting on her new post, Judi said: “I am delighted to have been appointed and to work with the team to continue the excellent reputation of the Charity and Hospice. I look forward to building on the achievements of the last four decades, and continuing to put patients and their loved ones at the centre of everything we do.”

Chair of Trustees, Rosalind Williams said: “We are delighted to have Judi join us. Her wealth of knowledge and experience will help to drive the Charity forward in these challenging times. The board of trustees have complete confidence in Judi and are looking forward to supporting and working with her.”

Judi added: “These are very challenging times for Hospice charities and I am mindful of the income and local support we need to continue our vital services. Thank you to everyone who raises funds and supports the Charity. We will continue to develop and grow with our dedicated trustees, staff, volunteers and the generous support of our community.”

MSHC needs to raise over £1.6 million pounds every year towards the continued funding of essential hospice care for patients facing life limiting illness across Hillingdon, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire, including a 16-bedded in-patient unit and day centre.

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