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Our Mission

 Local Help for Local People

 

Personalised care for you and your family when every moment matters.

Beaumond House provides compassionate, skilled, professional, personalised nursing care of the highest quality for those with active, progressive, advanced illnesses, both in the hospice and in the community.


We provide easy access to care and value and support each person’s holistic needs from all backgrounds.

We encourage open attitudes and act with respect, giving our patients dignity and independence.

Our Values

Our Values (Guiding Beliefs) are:

PATIENT CENTRED, WE ‘GO THE EXTRA MILE’ - Every life matters and every moment matters - patients and their families and friends are at the centre of everything we do.

VALUE & SUPPORT OUR PEOPLE – All of our people are important and highly valued, and we support and develop them to be at their best.

OPENNESS & HONESTY, CREATING A SAFE ENVIRONEMENT -  We provide a safe environment in which feelings may be openly expressed and acknowledged with sensitivity and honesty.

COLLABORATION - We provide a unique and special range of services, in collaboration with our partners in the End of Life Together Alliance.

EFFICIENCY, CARING, PROFESSIONAL - We provide good stewardship of our resources and operate in a professional, caring, and efficient way.

Our Vision

Outstanding hospice care, enabling our local communities to live well and die well.

We will be a flagship provider for people with life-limiting conditions – and by flagship we mean delivering outstanding care which includes going the extra mile and doing more than is asked of us.

 

Five years, five goals, one big aim – provide outstanding hospice care for all who need it:

1.    To develop services to meet the changing needs of our communities

2.   To provide realistic and high quality end of life choice for the individual

3.   To become an employer of choice

4.   To collaborate with stakeholders to improve our effectiveness 

5.   To become sustainable in our financial viability as a business

 


By 2022, our vision is that everyone in our district will have access to outstanding end of life care and a ‘good death’ and a choice about their preferred place to spend their last days of life.


Factors we have considered in the development of our plan:
• The views of patients and carers
• The views of staff and volunteers
• The views of supporters and our local community
• National and regional predictions for end of life care in Newark and our surrounding district
• How local health and care plans overlook the needs of dying people (1)
• The Newark and Sherwood Clinical Commissioning Group plan for end of life care
• Care Quality Commission requirements under the Health and Social Care Acts Hospice UK Strategy 2016

 
 

Our Board of Directors

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Mr John William Marshall ACIB

 

I have worked for Natwest for over 37 years and moved to work and live in Newark in 1983. After a spell away in Nottingham and London I returned in 1997 and live with my wife Kate and son David and daughter Jennifer.
I joined Beaumond House in 2009 as a volunteer Director having known the Hospice for many years in a professional Banking capacity. The House has supported friends and families throughout this time and this personal touch makes the Hospice a very special place with wonderful professional, caring and kind staff and volunteers.
I am Chair of the Charity and. I also sit on the Finance and Facilities sub committee and Governance Sub committee.

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Mr David Tomkinson MSc, FCIPD

David has over 30 years business experience in Operations, HR, Training and Organisational Development, working for large blue-chip companies. He is one of the founding Directors of andpartnership, a Leadership Development and Change Consultancy based in Farnsfield, Notts, since 2003, and has private, public and charity clients.

 

He has been involved with BH since 2007, in the capacities of company charity, assistance with Strategy development and, since 2010, Volunteer Director. The skills he brings to BH include Strategy Planning, Facilitation, Team Development, HR and Training. He designs and facilitates an annual away day for the board, chairs the HR Sub Committee and the Flagship recognition scheme panel, and sits on the Fundraising and Marketing and Strategy Sub Committees.


He lives in Southwell, has been married to Gill for 33 years with two grown up children and one grandchild, and likes travelling, theatre and Aston Villa, though not necessarily in that order.

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Phillip Hoskins

Phillip was associated with Andrew & Co LLP (Solicitors in Lincoln and Newark) for almost forty years.

 

He now has a keen interest in the charity sector. In addition to being a member of our Board of Trustees, he is Vice Chairman of the Lindum Sports Association and a trustee of St Barnabas Hospice and Stamford Endowed Schools Foundation. Outside of the charity sector he is Vice Chairman of the Old Stamfordian Club and Vice President of the Lincolnshire Law Society.

 

A retired snow skier and waterskier, sporting activities are now limited to gentle strolls, swimming and watching cricket and rugby. He has a keen interest in politics.

 

With an interest in employment relations, Phillip contributes to our HR sub committee and governance work as well as being part of the Board of Directors for Beaumond House.

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Dr Katie Moloney

Dr Katie Moloney is a local GP from Sutton on Trent and has been with the practice since 2010.  Dr Moloney is the clinical lead at the practice for Asthma, Family Planning, Men & Women’s General Health, Cancer, Palliative Care, Hypothyroid, Dementia & Stroke. 

 

With a particular interest in Palliative Care throughout her training and her career to date, Dr Moloney will effectively contribute to the Care Services Development sub-committee as well as to the Board of Directors regular meetings. 

 

Katie has three young children and in the little bit of spare time she has for herself she likes to  do ‘Tough Mudder’ events. 

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Dr Julie Barker BM BS BmedSci Dip Palliative Care

I am a local Newark GP since 1993. I have personal experience of caring for my father. This prompted further study and qualification in Palliative and End of life Care (Cardiff University). I worked at John Eastwood Hospice as Clinical Assistant for 9 months and have acted as Clinical lead for End of Life Care for Newark & Sherwood CCG since 2008 and since 2014 as a Macmillan GP. This is a strategic and advisory role for the local NHS and teaching/training local clinicians.
I bring front line knowledge of patient and carer experience and clinician support needs, clinical knowledge of best practice and both national and local strategy. As a self-employed GP I also bring an element of business and staff management.
I chair the Care Services Sub-Committee and support our wonderful team of nurses and care assistants and volunteers.

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Dr Della Money

I have worked for Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust since 1989. My current post is as Consultant Speech and Language Therapist and Associate Director for Allied Health Professionals. I have always been based with the Community Learning Disability Team in Newark.

 

Currently I am also deputy chair for the Board of Trustees for the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists. I bring experience of health services as well as the role of a trustee and other voluntary roles in sport.

 

I have lived in Newark since 1991 with my husband and bought our two children up here. 

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Mr Ian Phillips FCA

As head of a local Chartered Accountancy business with a team of over 40 people I bring substantial practical experience of running a sizeable business along with many years of experience dealing with the affairs of a wide variety of other organisations.

 

Whilst my primary focus is on financial matters I bring expertise in Governance, HR, Marketing and the whole range of skills needed to run an organisation such as Beaumond House and I sit on the various sub-committees involved in these areas.

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Henry Price

Henry lives near Newark with his wife Alicia  and his three teenage sons. His family have supported Beaumond House for many decades and he has in recent years been actively involved in the introduction of Gift Aid and The Business Club.  

 

As Managing Director of Abbott & Co. (Newark) for over 25 years, he has experience in finance, operations and marketing among other skills. He also holds Directorships of several other businesses ranging from forward thinking Green Technology to Hospitality. He is a keen cyclist (commuting every day what ever the weather) and high adrenalin activity enthusiast.

 

Henry thinks this is a great opportunity to apply his business skills to help Beaumond House with their fundraising and operational processes. 

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George Cameron

I have worked in the charity sector since 1984, with Barnardo's, Royal National Institute for Blind People, Children's Hospice South West and latterly as chief executive of Treetops Hospice in Derbyshire for the nine years until my retirement in October 2018. My career focused on income generation and marketing. I am passionate about the hospice movement and hope my experience will benefit Beaumond House over the incoming years.

 

I am pleased to come out of retirement to support the hospice to bridge the gap until the next CEO is appointed.

 

After relocating from the South West in 2009, I settled in Newark in 2012, with my wife Pauline, who I married in 1975 and have a Golden Retriever, Fergus. I originally come from N. Ireland and have two children, Jennifer and Christopher, who both live in Edinburgh, which sees me commuting a lot between the two locations.

Our Leadership Team

The staff and volunteers of the hospice are effectively supported by a leadership team led by the chief executive.  

Key roles in the leadership team are:
 

  • Head of Clinical Services

  • Head of Fundraising and Marketing

  • Head of HR

  • Head of Finance and Operations

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Heidi Hawkins - Chief Executive

It is my privilege to have joined Beaumond House as Chief Executive in April 2022. I started my working life in Retail in Northern Ireland, made the move over the water and into the charity sector around 15 years ago and have never looked back. My husband, cat, dog and I relocated from Worcestershire, where I was Chief Executive of KEMP Hospice, back to Nottinghamshire to be closer to family.

 

I care deeply about supporting people, and all who matter to them, to achieve what matters to them when they are living with a life limiting condition, or at the end of their life, whatever that may be.

 

Hospices are incredibly special places, and the ethos of hospice care both inside and outside our hospice building means that we can go the extra mile and be flexible in how we help people to maintain the best quality of life they can. I can honestly say that at Beaumond House every decision made is driven by the support we can provide for the people who use our services.

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Louise Sinclair - Head of Clinical Services

I am very proud to be the Head of Clinical Services at the hospice. I sometimes work as a nurse in the in-patient unit too.

 

I first joined Beaumond House 2007 . My background was as a Community Matron and in District Nursing and I had visited the hospice many times over the years working on the district. I loved the atmosphere at the hospice and when then opportunity arose I was delighted to become part of the team.

 

I believe it is the people who make the hospice a special place. The staff and volunteers who strive to offer a fabulous service caring for people and contributing to the running of the hospice with dedication and compassion. We are privileged to be part of people’s lives during difficult times and our aim is to help make the most of the time available.

The local aspect is so important. We offer support, advice, care and help for people close to, or in their own homes.

 

Hospice care is special. We work with many other health, social and volunteer colleagues to ensure people have choices, feel safe and have the care they need. Our job is to serve the local community and the local community support the hospice so we can keep doing what we do well. The people who have been touched by the hospice tell us what a difference we have made to them, whether this be spending time listening, lifting their spirits when needed or helping with practical care offering a gentle and warm approach.

 

I truly love my job. I work with amazingly dedicated people who look after each other as well as the patients.

My work is varied and stimulating and no two days are the same.

Knowing that we, as a team, make a difference to people is the most important focus.

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Cathy Lowe - Head of Fundraising & Marketing

I’m incredibly proud to work for an organisation that spends all of its funds supporting local people and to be able to say thank you to our donors every day for helping us to continue to do so.

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Louise Dyson - Head of Finance & Operations

Louise joined Beaumond House in April 2021, is a qualified Accountant, a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and has 25 years experience in the accounting profession.  She qualified whilst in private practice, has undertaken a tutoring role in accountancy, teaching students aged 18 plus, before moving into the charitable sector gaining a wealth of experience over the last 18 years.

 

Louise has a strong financial background and broad knowledge having managed varying roles covering finance, quality assurance, IT, admin and HR, and dealing with governance related matters at Board level.  She has advised and reported at both Board and Committee level, navigating through some significant periods of organisational change, whilst contributing significantly to achieving financial sustainability.

 

Louise in her spare time appreciates the outdoors, enjoys growing her own fruit and vegetables in her ‘work in progress’ veg patch and polytunnel, along with being an animal lover, caring for her much loved black German Shepherd Drago also known as the ‘Hairy Bear’ and two cats Izzy and Pepsi.

 

How we are Governed

The Board of Directors is the governing body of the hospice which sets the strategy and culture for the organisation, takes decisions in the implementation of an annual business plan and monitors the performance of the Leadership team for the delivery of the strategy and plan. 

The Board governs the organisation effectively and in doing so builds public and stakeholder confidence that their care is in safe hands and it also ensures that the Hospice is providing high quality, effective and responsive patient-centered care.

The Board ensures that the Hospice has adequate and effective governance and risk. 
The Board meets regularly throughout the year both at formal Board meetings and sub-committee meetings which have delegated powers and responsibilities. Members of the Hospice’s Leadership Team provide reports for these meetings, attend the meetings, and take part in the discussion.


The sub-committees include:
   •    Care Service Development 
   •    Finance and Facilities
   •    Fundraising and Marketing
   •    Human Resources
   •    Governance, Risk and Scrutiny
   •    Strategy


Each committee has written terms of reference that define its procedures, responsibilities and any areas where the committee has the authority to make decisions without consulting the Board. These terms are agreed by the Board and reviewed annually. The membership of committees is made up of Directors and where appropriate specialist advisers. Each sub committee’s chairman reports to the Board on the major issues discussed by the committee since the last Board meeting, any decisions made as well as relevant decisions that need to be made by the Board. Minutes of sub committee meetings are circulated to the Board.
The Board defines and reviews which matters are its own responsibility, which matters can be delegated to its committees and which management and operational matters can be delegated to the Chief Executive. The Board authorises the Chief Executive to sub-delegate these matters to members of the Leadership Team informed by an agreed Scheme of Delegation. 

Our Committees

 

The Care Service Development Sub Committee is responsible for overseeing clinical strategy. It monitors day to day clinical operations and performance against the clinical objectives in the business plan. It also oversees relationships with commissioners including service level agreements. The committee monitors care policies and keeps the Board informed as appropriate.
 
The Finance and Facilities Sub-Committee oversees the finances of the Hospice, the maintenance of the facilities, compliance with health and safety legislations and best practice. It is responsible for reviewing and recommending to the Board the financial strategy and the annual budget and monitors performance against these. The committee also oversees the strategy for investing Hospice funds and keeps the Board informed of relevant general changes in the financial environment.
 
The Fundraising and Marketing Sub-Committee deals with fundraising activities including events, and retain income. It also has a marketing role in communicating the Hospice’s vision, and services to patients, carers, healthcare professionals and the public. It reviews the fundraising and marketing plans and progress against objectives before communicating to the Board on key issues.
 
The Governance Sub-Committee deals with the corporate governance of the Hospice. It is responsible for overseeing the annual review of major risks and reports on this and other matters to the Board. This sub-committee also oversees Board member recruitment, induction and development as well as reports to the Board on any changes that may need to be made in order to comply with legal and regulatory requirements.


The Strategy Sub-Committee meets as required to develop the strategic vision and submit to the Board for approval.  We currently have a five- year strategy in place.