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Dorothy House Information

Our Mission

Our mission is to work with our community to develop, influence and provide responsive palliative and end of life care that meets the needs of all people with a life-limiting illness. We strive to be an inspirational leader, empowering our community, encouraging future generations. Our purpose is to ensure the very best care is provided wherever and whenever it is needed.

Our Vision

Compassionate caring for our community, supporting people with life-limiting illness to live well and die well.

To the best of our ability to strive:

  • For the highest quality in all we do, to enable the best patient and family care.
  • To recognise the commitment to staff and volunteers through support, education and development.
  • To respect each person as an individual.
  • For effective, open and sensitive communication.
  • For effective teamwork and collaboration.
  • To share knowledge.
  • To review and evaluate all our services.

Who's Who

Dorothy House Hospice Care, as a registered charity, is required to have a Board of Trustees which is legally responsible for the activities of the charity


Simon Coombe (Chairman)
Kate Tompkins (Vice Chairman)
Garry Peagam (Hon. Treasurer)
Dr Imogen Batterham
Christine Davis
Rupert Dewey
Diane Hall
Dr Helen Kingston
Ian Lafferty
The Revd. Roger Nunn
John Waldron
Helen Young

Executive Team

The day to day running of the hospice is delegated by the Board of Trustees to the Executive Team, headed up by the Chief Executive. They provide clinical leadership and support and deal with all the operational issues of managing staff and finances. The team consists of:

John Davies - Chief Executive
Tony De Jaeger - Director of Finance (Maternity Cover)
Gill Cannon - Director of Fundraising and Communications
James McDonald - Director of Retail
Wayne De Leeuw- Joint Director of Patient Services
Ruth Gretton - Joint Director of Patient Services
Dr Trish Needham - Medical Director
Helen Scamell - Director of People and Development

Updated Mon 11 May 2015.