A new chief executive officer has just been appointed to local charity Foyle Hospice, the Journal can reveal.
Taking the reins at Culmore Road is Buncrana born Mr. Dónall Henderson.
This is the first remunerated appointment of a CEO for the Foyle Hospice, since it was established almost thirty years ago by Dr. Tom McGinley.
Mr Henderson was previously Director of Operations with North London YMCA and has almost twenty years’ experience in the voluntary sector, primarily focused on housing and health services for most of his professional career.
Dónall says he’s extremely pleased to be working with a strong Board of Trustees under the leadership of the Chairman Michael McCafferty.
Dónall takes up this position at an exciting time for Foyle Hospice as it approaches its thirtieth anniversary in 2015.
It is also fitting that his appointment coincides with the lead in to World Hospice and Palliative Care Week, which runs from 6th – 12th October 2014.
Speaking about his new role Dónall said: “I am absolutely delighted and privileged to have been appointed as Chief Executive Officer with the Foyle Hospice, where our primary purpose of Foyle Hospice is to make a positive difference to the lives of our patients, their families and friends.
“I am really looking forward to working with trustees, colleagues and stakeholders to develop a strategy for the future, which will ensure continued delivery and development of services to the North West.
“I am also strongly focused on the promotion of best practice and training with a view to the Foyle Hospice becoming a centre of excellence in hospice and palliative care services.”
See pages 20 and 21 for our special two page feature on hospice and palliative care week featuring the work at the Foyle Hospice.