Helen Knight & Julie Gorry

New CEO, Helen Knight, with (early) retiring CEO, Julie Gorry

We say a heartfelt goodbye to Julie Gorry, our wonderful Chief Executive, taking early retirement after more than 12 years of service with us - happy retirement, Julie!

We warmly welcome new Chief Executive, Helen Knight, to Wirral Hospice St John's on Tue 1 Aug 2017, and wish Helen every success in her new role with us!

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Julie's farewell message:

"On Monday, 31st July, I will be retiring from my post at Wirral Hospice St John’s. Before I go, I wanted to say thank you to everyone involved with making the Hospice the great place it is. Trustees, staff, volunteers, patients and their families and supporters – it has been a privilege to meet and work with you.

I have had a wonderful twelve years, and will always look back on my time as Chief Executive with great affection. There have been many challenges and many achievements, and the overpowering feeling I have is one of warmth and affection. 

To my great pleasure, everyone always says what an inspirational place the Hospice is, with which I totally agree. Thank you to all staff and volunteers so much for your energy, your example, and your support. The Hospice would be lost without you.

Helen Knight is the New Chief Executive from 1st August 2017 and I wish Helen all the best and happiness in her new role."

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