Thank you for your interest in the role of Chair at Royal Trinity Hospice.
Trinity is the UK’s oldest hospice and has been an innovator and a leader in hospice care since 1891. We provide specialist palliative and end of life care to over 2500 patients each year from our state-ofthe-art inpatient unit and throughout the community in seven London boroughs. We are a vital part of the local healthcare system, caring for around half the people who die in this community each year. Our care is rated Outstanding by Care Quality Commission and it is free to use thanks to our retail and fundraising operations (the NHS funds under 30% of the cost).
In the three years before the pandemic, we grew our community patient numbers by around 25%, showing that our work has real impact across a very diverse demographic. Our team responded strongly to the challenges of Covid-19, remaining operational 24/7 for each patient who needed us – a real tribute to the staff and donors who worked so hard to ensure that.
Today Trinity has a strong platform combining high quality care, strong stakeholder relationships with our CCG and ICS partners, successful retail and fundraising operations, caring and expert staff, a great executive team, a supportive and engaged board and a stable financial position. However, we have much still to do. We have a detailed plan to expand our services to reach 50% more people by 2030, because our community is living longer, which means more demand and more complex care needs. 75% of us will need some sort of specialist palliative care at the end of life and the number of people who die with dementia & cancer will double by 2040 – so Trinity’s work will be even more vital than ever.
Our challenge is to expand our reach and impact while maintaining our high service quality and financial resilience, and to continue our position of leadership and innovation in the UK hospice sector. As our successful candidate you will have the attributes to lead the charity during one of the most exciting periods in its long history. In doing so you will be supported by Trinity’s team (over 250 staff and 300 volunteers) and our unique culture which is patient-centred, flexible and inclusive.
If this sounds like the kind of challenge that interests you, we would love to hear from you.