We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Sally Whitmore as Director of Care Services. Sally has worked in care for 36 years and brings a huge amount of professional experience to the role. Sally has held senior posts in Accident and Emergency Departments in London, District Nursing in Devon and Derbyshire and other diverse areas of care. Sally joined the hospice over 7 years ago to set up the At Home team. The team began with 12 members in September 2010 and has grown to 34 to cope with the demand for this vital service. Sally launched our care agency, Embrace Quality Care in 2012 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Katharine House. Our community care services have gone from strength to strength by supporting patients and families in their own homes. Sally will now lead our care managers throughout the hospice as well as in the community.
On taking on the role, Sally said “It’s the most unique place that I have ever worked. From the day that I walked down the walkway out side, there is just something very special about Katharine House. Professionally, it’s the happiest, most fulfilled and most supported that I have ever been in any organisation and to get this post is really just the cherry on the top of the cake for me. It’s a real privilege to work here.”