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New chairman of trustees for Thames Hospicecare

PUBLISHED: 10:39 19 October 2010 | UPDATED: 18:00 20 February 2013

New chairman of trustees for Thames Hospicecare

New chairman of trustees for Thames Hospicecare

Martin Jervis is the new Chairman of Trustees for Windsor-based charity Thames Hospicecare. He takes over from Clive Challis, who retires after three years as Hospice Chairman, but remains on the Board of Trustees.

Martin takes over from Clive Challis, who retires after three years as Hospice Chairman, but remains on the Board of Trustees. Not only has Clive worked tirelessly over that period of time to steer the Hospice, he has also worked hard to implement a three year strategy which will see Thames Hospicecare continue to grow and develop its services.

Martin is thrilled to be joining the Hospice at a time of exciting growth and change. He said:I am delighted with plans at Ascot to provide a more flexible service for both patients and their carers. With people living longer with a diagnosis of cancer, we needed to develop our services to ensure that we are much more about helping people live with the illness and enabling their families and carers to cope with long-term care.In the time I have visited the Hospice I have seen a great professionalism and passion with all Hospice staff from nurses to housekeepers to admin staff, who always strive to provide the best possible service.

I am really enthusiastic about the changes. We're putting patient care at the heart of everything we do. Yes, change can make people nervous at first, but what I would say is come down and see the facilities and amenities provided and you'll be convinced, said Martin.

Martin is very familiar with the voluntary sector both professionally and personally. Martin is Vice President and MDof Blackbaud Europe Ltd - the leading global provider of software and related services designed specifically for not-for-profit organisations. His family have also been involved in social care for the young and elderly for many years.

Martin is looking forward to sharing the experience he has of charities best practise and applying his 19 year senior leadership expertise to the benefit of the Hospice. Most of all though, he is looking forward to seeing the Hospice's plans finally take shape.

Our service will tailor itself to each person's needs, providing a truly all-round community service. The Hospice is constantly evolving to meet the needs of its patients, we consult with the community and it's these qualities that make Thames Hospicecare so special, said Martin.

The refurbishment and changes at Ascot make it more welcoming and flexible; and enables people to feel they can just walk in andget the information and support they need without barriers. You don't have to make an appointment or be referred and everything we offer is free of charge. We're here for anybody who needs help, care and support, whether patient or carer. Often the person caring for the patient needs help at times and we want to be there for them too, whether through some respite or direct services, or simply just listening and assisting them to cope with their physical and emotional needs.

I'm looking forward to seeing the refurbishment for myself when we re-launch on November 4th.

Martin is joined by three new Trustees appointed to the Board this year - HR professional Maureen Biss, Gareth Kaminski-Cook, a senior manufacturing and technology executive and Bob Dwyer, a retired HR Director.

Martin lives in Sunningdale with his wife and two young daughters.

For more information about the Hospice please visit


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