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Senior Management Team

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 Matthias Hohmann, Medical Director

Mrs Lyndsey Donbavand, Quality and Governance Manager

Ms Maria Papaleo, Finance & Income Development Manager

Ms Rebecca Bentham, Head of Income Development

Mrs Lindsey Harper, Lead Nurse Community Services

Ms Adele Doherty, Clinical Matron



The Medical Director and Clinical Services Director are members of the Palliative Care Multi-Professional Committee and the Oldham Palliative Care Strategy Group.


For the SMT Structure please click here.

Hospice Management Team Profiles

Joanne Sloan

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.

Dr. Paul Cook

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.

Dr. Matthias Hohmann

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. 

Lyndsey Donbavand

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.

Lindsey Harper

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.  

Adele Doherty

Clinical Matron. Adele is a senior nurse with 29 years’ experience spanning educational and managerial roles.

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