The Senior Management Team provides strategic leadership at the Hospice and are responsible to the Board of Trustees 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, considers future plans and developments, and deals with issues referred from staff or the general public.
The SMT Members are as follows:
The Medical Director and Director of Clinical Services are members of the Palliative Care Multi-Professional Committee and the Oldham Palliative Care Strategy Group.
At Dr Kershaw’s Since: September 2016
Adele’s role is to provide cultural, strategic and operational leadership to the organisation to ensure the achievement of operational and strategic goals. Providing professional leadership for, and strategic management of, the Hospice function, ensuring safe and effective running of the business within the resources available. With a high-level of accuracy and strong attention to detail, Adele provides authoritative advice and undertakes sound decision-making, ultimately, having a strong commitment to the values and long-term goals of Dr Kershaw’s Hospice.
Deputy Chief Executive – Dr Kershaw’s Hospice; Director of Clinical Services – Dr Kershaw’s Hospice; Clinical Matron – Dr Kershaw’s Hospice; Practice Development Facilitator – Dr Kershaw’s Hospice; Clinical Matron Urgent Care - The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust; Lead Clinical Nurse for Rehabilitation/ Stroke - The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust; Professional Development Facilitator - The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust; Practice Based Educator for newly qualified nurses - The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust; Ward Sister – Birch Hill Hospital / Tameside Hospital; Staff Nurse – Oldham Hospital / Tameside Hospital
MSC Leadership and Management in Healthcare Setting – University of Salford; PgDip Practice Development – Manchester Metropolitan University; Diploma in Nursing Studies - Huddersfield University
Dr Matthias Hohmann
At Dr Kershaw’s Since: September 2015
Dr Hohmann started his work as a doctor for the NHS in 1999, before becoming a GP and then Medical Director at the Hospice. He is one of the Senior Doctors at Dr Kershaw’s Hospice. His role as Medical Director is to lead the team of Hospice Doctors efficiently and provide medical, clinical and managerial leadership to the Hospice. He works closely with health and care professionals across Oldham and Greater Manchester and chairs the Oldham Palliative Care Locality MDT. He has a passion for innovation and quality improvement, relentlessly striving to make Dr Kershaw’s Hospice the best it can be. He is in charge of training and supervision of junior doctors. As the Hospice’s Caldicott Guardian, he advises on information governance, confidentiality and data security.
GP; GP Trainer; Macmillan GP for Oldham CCG; Clinical Director Cancer and EOL for Oldham CCG; RDC Primcare Care Lead Clinician NCA
State Exam, Kiel, Germany; Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners; Postgraduate Diploma in Palliative Medicine; Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
Director of Clinical Services
At Dr Kershaw’s Since: August 2015
Lindsey leads and coordinates the Hospice’s entire clinical services including the Inpatient Unit, community services (Hospice at Home and Caring Hands), our Wellbeing Centre, Bereavement Support and the delivery of our Complementary Therapies programme. Lindsey liaises with external organisations and promotes collaborative working with the Hospice.
Lead Nurse for Community Services – Dr Kershaw’s Hospice; Lead Nurse for Hospice at Home – Dr Kershaw’s Hospice; Admission and Discharge Coordinator – Dr Kershaw’s Hospice; Oldham Community District Nurse; Oldham Community District Nurse Sister; NHSBT Blood Donation Clinic Lead
BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing; V150 Nurse Prescribing; PGDip Specialist Community Practice, Hospice Leadership and Management Development Programme
Director of Income Development and Marketing
At Dr Kershaw’s Since: September 2019
Rebecca is responsible for the strategic leadership and management of Income Development and Marketing and Communications. Delivering a fundraising portfolio of corporate, community and individual giving, trusts and foundations grant giving, major donor and legacy giving, a retail and trading operation which incorporates e-commerce, a weekly lottery programme, and an annual calendar of events.
Combining fundraising with marketing and communications as one department enables the Hospice to: strengthen engagement with its supporters; breakdown the barriers and misunderstandings of what Hospice care is; support people living with life limiting illnesses; and promote our extensive range of clinical services available for patients.
The NHS only fund one third of the Hospice’s £4.7million annual budget, and the Income Development Department is responsible for raising the remaining two thirds. Rebecca ensures that all fundraising practices are ethical and align with the Fundraising Regulator’s and Charity Commission’s codes of practices, and all data is protected under the Data Protection Act 2018, and under GDPR and PECR regulations.
With over eighteen years’ experience, Rebecca has gained direct leadership and management experience within the cultural, voluntary, and charity sectors. She has wide ranging fundraising experience having worked as a cross fundraiser, but her specialty lies in that of Major Donor Giving. Previous roles have included Scope, Liverpool Cathedral, and the Science Museum Group.
MInstF (Cert), Certificate in Fundraising Management, Institute of Fundraising; BA (Hons) in Business Finance, University of Durham; Degree Credits, Law with Psychology, Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA
Corporate Services Manager
At Dr Kershaw’s Since: 2011
As Corporate Services Manager Lyndsey’s role is to provide leadership and guidance for the Health & Safety, Facilities, Housekeeping, Reception and Catering departments at the Hospice. This includes performance and priority management to ensure all activities and services levels within Corporate Services are maintained and proactively developed.
Lyndsey is the Hospice Accountable Officer, Health & Safety Officer and a trained Mental Health First Aider.
Director of Quality & Governance, Infection Prevention & Control Data Analyst; Clinical Auditor
Certificates in Quality Management Level 5
End of Life Nurse Educator
At Dr Kershaw’s Since: April 2021
Sarah is responsible for education and training at the Hospice, primarily of the Clinical Team but she is also supports with the mandatory training of all Hospice staff. Sarah supports the Nursing Team in meeting their training requirements by ensuring they have access to the latest clinical and hospice care training to enable them to provide outstanding care for our patients. Sarah’s role also involves highlighting ways to develop and improve practice, providing management and training on less routinely used clinical skills to embed confidence within the team. Sarah also assists the Director of Clinical Services in delivering training to teams external to the Hospice.
Staff Nurse - Emergency Admissions Unit at Fairfield General Hospital; Staff Nurse - Critical Care Unit at The Royal Oldham Hospital; Sister - Critical Care Unit at The Royal Oldham Hospital
Change Management- Level 7 (Masters Module); Greater Manchester Critical Care Course- Level 7 (Masters Module); BscHons Nursing Practice University of Manchester; DipHe Adult Nursing Manchester Metropolitan University
At Dr Kershaw’s Since: September 2020
Mandi provides confidential support to the Hospice and all it’s staff, ensuring we comply with required legislation in all employment areas. Mandi is available to advise all staff and to support any people activity – to listen and provide a safe space for all. To problem solve when needed.
24 years working for her own HR & Training Consultancy (worked for many different organisations, both public and private: NHS, CRB, Northern Rail, Perry’s Motor Sales, BMW, Prison Services, Viridor (recycling), Doncaster Council, Premier Foods, CE Electric UK, Buy it Direct Ltd, GAP, DWP, Novo Nordisk, Haribo.
CIPD qualified (Level7) Postgraduate study; BA (Hons) Humanities (Psychology, French and English Literature) – Universtity of Hertfordshire; Began RGN Nurse training at aged 18 at Kings College Hospictal, London; TEFL qualified (Teaching English as a Foreign Language); Mental Health first aid qualified
At Dr Kershaw’s Since: March 2016
Kelly is in charge of a 12-bedded IPU, providing specialist symptom management for palliative patients and individualised end of life care for each patient. She is responsible for the day-to-day running of the unit, ensuring that high quality, compassionate care is consistently provided to all patients and their families. She is part of the senior nursing team and she identifies opportunities for improvement, planning and implementing relevant changes.
Senior Sister - Dr Kershaw's Hospice; Sister - Dr Kershaw's Hospice; Staff Nurse - Dr Kershaw's Hospice; Student Nurse - University of Salford; Health Care Assistant - The Royal Oldham Hospital
BSc (HONS) Adult Nursing: The University of Salford; Hospice Leadership and Management Development Programme: EOLP; The Multi-Professional Support of Learning & Assessment in Practice Programme: Bolton University.
Wellbeing Centre Manager
At Dr Kershaw’s Since: March 2020
Kat is responsible for the development and management of our Wellbeing services. Along with her team, which includes our Counselling, Complementary Therapy and Bereavement Support Services, Kat is responsible for providing psychological and practical support to people living with life-limiting illness, and their families, carers and significant people.
Bereavement Support Nurse - Dr Kershaw’s Hospice; Staff Nurse - Dr Kershaw’s Hospice; Staff Nurse - Fairfield General Hospital, Cardiology Unit.
Prior to her career in Nursing, Kat conducted research and taught at the University of Sheffield. She has more than 10 years of teaching experience. She has worked as an Editorial Assistant on an academic journal and has significant editorial experience.
MA Adult Nursing - University of Salford.
At Dr Kershaw’s Since: September 2023
Sabrina is responsible for the leadership, development and day to day management of the finance department. Providing high quality comprehensive administrative and financial support to the Hospice.
Finance Manager - C C Cars Limited; Finance Manager - T T Express Limited; Management Accountant - Stepping Stone Project; Financial Accountant - Alliance & Leicester; Cash Control Co-ordinator - Alliance & Leicester; Purchase Ledger Clerk - Littlewoods Home Shopping Group.
A A T Technician Level - Oldham College.
Community Service Manager
At Dr Kershaw’s Since: September 2023
Corrine is responsible for leading and coordinating the day to day running of the Hospice at Home and Caring Hands community services. Corrine supports the team to provide responsive and gold standard care to the Oldham community. Her role is to work with the team to continuously develop our service to ensure we are providing effective and safe care.
Out of Hours Community Staff Nurse - Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust; Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (School Nursing) - Lancashire South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust; Community Team Sister Out of Hours Service - East Lancashire NHS Trust; Tissue Viability Nurse - Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust and Lancashire South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust; Tissue Viability Staff Nurse - Bradford Teaching Hosptals NHS Foundation Trust; Community Staff Nurse - East Lancashire NHS Trust.
BSc (hons) Adult Nursing - University of Central Lancashire; PG dip Registered Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (School Nursing) - University of Central Lancashire; Community Practitioner Nurse Prescriber - University Central Lancashire; Advanced Certificate in Palliative Care Practice - University of Central Lancashire.