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Hospice Management Team

Senior Management Group (SMG) provides strategic leadership of the Hospice and are responsible to the board for the development of future plans and the strategic direction of the Hospice. They are assisted by the HMT. SMG members are as follows: Neil Jones, Joanne Sloan and Dr Paul Cook.

The Hospice Management Team (HMT) meets on a monthly basis and regularly reviews and monitors day to day aspects of hospice management, provides strategic leadership and considers future plans and developments and deals with issues referred from staff or public.

The HMT Members are as follows:

Dr Paul Cook, Executive and Medical Director
Mr Neil Jones, Operations Director
Mrs Joanne Sloan, Clinical Services Director 
Dr Matthias Hohmann, Senior Speciality Doctor
Mrs Kay O'Neill, Senior Sister
Mrs Lisa Pearson, Income Generation Manager
Mrs Lyndsey Donbavand, Quality and Governance Manager

The Medical Director, Clinical Services Director and Senior Sister Inpatient Unit are members of the Palliative Care Multi-Professional Committee and the Oldham Palliative Care Strategy Group.

Hospice Management Team Profiles

Dr. Paul Cook

Dr Cook has been involved with the Hospice since 1993 and is currently the Medical Executive Director. He recently retired as Consultant in Palliative Care & Pain Medicine for Oldham. He has special interests in palliative care and cancer pain treatments (including running a national cordotomy service for cancer pain at the Royal Oldham Hospital, until retiring from the NHS in September 2015), medical education and the use of information technology in healthcare.

Joanne Sloan

Clinical Services Director. Joanne is responsible for the overall management of the clinical services offered in the Inpatient Unit, Sunfields Day Hospice and the Hospice at Home service, she provides a lead on any clinical service developments in the Hospice. Her nursing career spans 33 years and prior to joining the Hospice team Joanne worked for 11 years as a senior manager at Pennine Acute Hospitals Trust, she holds a Master's degree in Health Service Management.

Neil Jones

Operations Director. Neil has responsibility for all business operational services for the hospice. The role has specific control of all the finances and ensures that all money is used in the best possible way in order to ensure greater patient care.

Lyndsey Donbavand

Quality and Governance Manager. Group leader of the Policy Monitoring & Review Group and Clinical Governance Group. A member of the IT group and Board Secretary. The role focuses on quality assurance with the implementation of a 12 monthly audit programme for both clinical and non-clinical areas within the Hospice. Lyndsey assists with organising the training and development for the staff at the Hospice.

Kay O’Neill

Senior Sister of the Inpatient Unit. Kay has been a nurse at the Hospice for 25 years. Her role is to manage the Inpatient Unit and to co-ordinate care to patients.

Dr. Matthias Hohmann

Senior Speciality Doctor. Dr Hohmann worked as doctor in the NHS since 1999. GP since 2004 and Member of the Royal College of GPs. Diploma in Palliative Medicine (Cardiff) 2009. Macmillan Clinical Director Cancer for the NHS Oldham Clinical Commissioning Group. Dr Hohmann joined the hospice team in September 2015 as Senior Speciality Doctor. 

Lisa Pearson

Income Generation Manager. Lisa has worked for a wide variety of corporate organisations throughout her career. Her experience in marketing and business development combined with her commercial outlook have enabled her to move into fundraising with ease. Lisa manages a fantastically motivated team that deals with all elements of income generation including: shops, lottery, corporate and community fundraising, eBay, and legacies, and plays a huge role in ensuring that the Hospice generates sufficient funds each year to provide the love and care that it does to the people of Oldham.