Senior Management Team provides strategic leadership of the Hospice and are responsible to the board for the development of future plans and the strategic direction of the Hospice.
The Senior Management Team (SMT) meets on a weekly basis and regularly reviews and monitors day to day aspects of hospice management, provides strategic leadership and considers future plans and developments and deals with issues referred from staff or public.
The SMT Members are as follows:
Mrs Joanne Sloan, Chief Executive
Dr Paul Cook, Special Projects Advisor
Dr Matthias Hohmann, Medical Director
Mrs Lyndsey Donbavand, Quality and Governance Manager
Mr David Whaley, Acting Business Development Manager
Mrs Lindsey Harper, Lead Nurse Community Services
Mrs Lisa Pearson, Income Generation Manager
Ms Adele Doherty, Clinical Matron
Mrs Simone Grove, Day Hospice Lead
The Medical Director and Clinical Services Director are members of the Palliative Care Multi-Professional Committee and the Oldham Palliative Care Strategy Group.
Chief Executive. Joanne is responsible for the overall leadership and management of the organisation. She came to Dr Kershaw’s in 2014 as Director of Clinical Services and still provides a lead on any clinical service developments in the Hospice. Her nursing career spans 33 years and prior to joining the Hospice team Joanne worked for 11 years as a Clinical Nurse Manager in the Division of Medicine at Pennine Acute Hospitals Trust, she holds a Master's degree in Health Service Management.
Special Projects Advisor. Dr Cook has been involved with the Hospice since 1993 and is currently the Special Projects Advisor and a Board member. He retired as the NHS Consultant in Palliative Care & Pain Medicine for Oldham in 2015 and has recently worked with the Greater Manchester Cancer Vanguard. He has special interests in cancer pain treatments (he ran a national cordotomy service for cancer pain at the Royal Oldham Hospital until retiring), medical education and the use of information technology in healthcare.
Medical Director. Dr Hohmann worked as doctor in the NHS since 1999. GP since 2004 and Member of the Royal College of GPs. Diploma in Palliative Medicine (Cardiff) 2009. Macmillan Clinical Director Cancer for the NHS Oldham Clinical Commissioning Group. Dr Hohmann became the hospice Medical Director in October 2017.
Quality and Governance Manager. Group leader of the Policy Monitoring & Review Group and Clinical Governance Group. A member of the IT group and Board Secretary. The role focuses on quality assurance with the implementation of a 12 monthly audit programme for both clinical and non-clinical areas within the Hospice. Lyndsey assists with organising the training and development for the staff at the Hospice.
Acting Business Development Manager. David joined the Hospice as a PR advisor in November, 2017, and took up the staff post in February, 2018.
The former Managing Editor of the Oldham Evening Chronicle, David worked for 38 years in newspapers in Oldham, Lincoln and Birmingham before the closure of the Chronicle in August, 2017. Won an 02 Media Award in 2015 for his revealing articles on a personal battle with throat cancer and received an honorary degree from University Campus Oldham for his work in the community. He lives in Shaw.
Lead Nurse for Community Services at the Hospice.
Lindsey qualified from Salford University 12 years ago with a BSc (Hons) in Adult Nursing. Her first job as a newly qualified nurse was as a District nurse in Oldham based at Crompton Health Centre.
She came to join the team here at Dr Kershaw’s to lead and implement the Hospice at Home service where she was able to utilise her knowledge, skills and passion for palliative and end of life care in the community.
Income Generation Manager. Lisa has worked for a wide variety of corporate organisations throughout her career. Her experience in marketing and business development combined with her commercial outlook have enabled her to move into fundraising with ease. Lisa manages a fantastically motivated team that deals with all elements of income generation including: shops, lottery, corporate and community fundraising, eBay, and legacies, and plays a huge role in ensuring that the Hospice generates sufficient funds each year to provide the love and care that it does to the people of Oldham.
Clinical Matron. Adele is a senior nurse with 29 years’ experience spanning educational and managerial roles.
Adele holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Practice Development and a Master’s in Leadership and Management in a Healthcare Setting.
Lead of Day Hospice team.
Simone is responsible for the management of the day hospice and complementary therapy services. Simone is a physiotherapist with over 22 year’s experience, specialising in oncology and palliative care since 2003. Simone has previously worked as a Macmillan Physiotherapist, on a chemotherapy unit, in private healthcare and spent 6 years working in New Zealand. Simone is also a qualified holistic therapist and is trained in aromatherapy, reflexology, massage, head massage and reiki.