ANGIE Arnold’s ten years in the chief executive’s chair at the Shakespeare Hospice will be celebrated at the charity’s AGM this week.
Since joining the Shottery-based hospice in January 2009, Angie has implemented innovations which have seen patient referrals treble and a diverse range of new services introduced to support those with life limiting illnesses.
These include the pioneering 24/7 Hospice at Home Service, set-up in 2014, and the Children and Family Support Service, also established in 2014 following a hugely successful £1.2m fund-raising campaign.
A life-long Warwickshire resident, Angie began her career as a registered general nurse in 1984. Since then, she has held many senior posts in the NHS and hospice sector, from ward manager to director of nursing, specialising in cancer support and palliative care.
A highlight of her time at the hospice to date was the GSK/ King’s Fund Impact Award received in 2016. Selected from over 400 health care organisations nationwide, the award recognised the hospice’s excellence in improving health and wellbeing in the local community.
Jo Poyner, head of clinical services and Karen Davies, head of income generation, both praised Angie’s time at the helm.
“We feel very privileged to work with Angie at The Shakespeare Hospice and are incredibly proud of the transformation she has made over the past ten years to the services we provide.
“The work we do ensures every adult and child in our community living with a life limiting illness, and those who matter to them, are supported with the care and compassion they deserve.
“Angie provides excellent leadership to the team at the Hospice, who work tirelessly to ensure that we deliver first class care and we look forward to continuing to work together to improve our services and respond to the changing needs of the local community during the next ten years, and beyond.”
The AGM takes place at Stratford Town Hall on Thursday (September 26), at 6pm.