Our Chief Executive and Senior Management Team are responsible for ensuring the quality of our care and day-to-day management and running of our hospice and its services:
Helen joined Wirral Hospice as Chief Executive in August 2017.
Prior to that she was Clinical & Operations Director at East Cheshire Hospice and has more than 35 years' experience in nursing and education.
Dr Longford first worked at Wirral Hospice St John's in 2008 and enjoyed it so much she returned as a consultant in 2017, having worked at several other hospices in the region in the interim.
Dr Longford currently works primarily at the hospice having taken on the Medical Director role and is passionate about ensuring the excellent medical care provided by the hospice reaches as many people as possible.
Meet our other Hospice Consultants
Judi joined our Hospice in October 2014 after a varied career as a nurse that led her from her original role as a Health Care Assistant through a variety of nursing roles in community, acute and specialist hospital settings.
However her passion for palliative care started as student nurse on placement in a Hospice where she realised that hospice care was quite unique in the way it aims to support patients to live well until they die. As a student, it was difficult for her to imagine that she would realise goal to work in a Hospice in her role now and she is very proud to be member of our team.
As well as real interest in specialist palliative care, Judi has developed an interest in healthcare leadership and has recently completed Masters in Leadership which equips her to continue to develop high quality hospice services to the people of Wirral.
John gained membership of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants in 1993, and has worked in a variety of organisations in the local area over the past 30 years, including Bristol Myers Squibb Pharmaceuticals, Princes Foods, Park Group plc, Tulip Foods and the Ministry of Defence.
John moved into the charity sector in 2006 when he joined Wirral Hospice as Finance Manager.
Teresa joined Wirral Hospice in July 2012 and is responsible for leading and overseeing a varied programme of fundraising that aims to raise a significant contribution towards our Hospice’s annual running costs with the fantastic support of our local community of individuals, groups and local businesses.
Before that, Teresa worked at cancer prevention charity World Cancer Research Fund UK for 11 years where she held the role of General Manager for the last four years of her tenure, and Head of Fundraising at the charity prior to that.
Teresa has a BA (Hons) in Marketing, and having worked in commercial and business marketing roles before joining the charity sector, enjoys using skills and knowledge in the form of fundraising and awareness-raising for Wirral Hospice’s specialist care of patients, carers and their families.
The Senior Management Team reports to our Board of Trustees and is responsible for implementing our Hospice Strategy, which sets out our plans and how we will continue serve the Wirral community going forward.