Wirral Hospice’s Consultant team believe Wirral Hospice can be a beacon of excellence throughout the country by:
In order to achieve this, they believe:
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.
Helping people to live well in spite of illness is the driving force behind Dr Hayle’s work.
She joined Wirral Hospice in June 2013, having trained in the North West and been a specialist registrar in Greater Manchester. When she came to Wirral Hospice, her role was to develop care for people with non-malignant conditions such as chronic heart, kidney and lung disease.
Dr Hayle divides her time between Wirral Hospice and WUTH (Arrowe Park Hospital), bridging boundaries between the two organisations.
Dr Ahmad qualified in Pakistan, and completed his training in Leicester. He joined Wirral Hospice in 2012 as Consultant in Palliative Medicine.
Also working with WUTH, Dr Ahmad is acutely aware of the current challenges in Palliative Medicine, which include the changing NHS environment and the different agendas which partner organisations face as they strive for a unified approach.
Dr Emms has been a consultant at Wirral Hospice St John's since 2006, having first worked here in 2009 as a junior doctor when she decided it was to be her chosen career.
As a consultant, Dr Emms has worked closely with the teams in the community to enbale people to be cared for in their preferred place of care, developing and education programme in palliative care for GPs. She currently works in the outpatient dept at the hospice and at Wirral University Teach Hospital (WUTH) seeing inpatients on their wards.
Dr Latten became familiar with Wirral Hospice when he spent a couple of periods here during his training. He originally qualified at Bristol, and has worked at the Marie Curie Hospice and the Royal Liverpool Hospital.
Dr Latten is largely based at WUTH, but is involved with outpatients, home visits and the educational aspect of the Hospice. In particular, he trains other health care professionals and students about palliative care. He is passionate that the Hospice reaches out to help and support as many people in need as possible.