Thank you for looking after mum. I am so grateful for the kind care the whole team gave to mum and for helping us through this sad time. She received excellent care and as a family we received so much support.
From a grateful daughter 

Our Team


Eloise Burke – Chief Executive Officer
Samantha Duncan – Retail & Volunteer Services Manager
Neil Jones – Finance & Corporate Services Manager
Rachel Wallace – Head of Marketing, Communications & Fundraising

Nursing team
Our nursing team consists of experienced registered nurses and healthcare care assistants who provide the day-to-day dedicated care and support to our patients.

Support team
At Bury Hospice we take a holistic approach to care, which means we offer a range of wider support beyond immediate medical needs. This includes physiotherapy, family and bereavement and of course spiritual support.

We also rely on a dedicated team of fundraisers, administrative, retail, catering staff and housekeepers to make sure everything runs smoothly at the Hospice and our facilities are clean and fresh every day.


Above all we rely on an army of dedicated volunteers who support every aspect of the Hospice operations and without which we could not function.


Simon Attwell (Chair) – Simon joined the Board in August 2016. Simon has also spent a year as our CEO from 2018 to 2019. He is passionate about the hospice movement and has been instrumental in many of the new developments at Bury Hospice.

Graham Yardley – Graham joined the Board of Trustees in January 2016 and became interim Chair of Bury Hospice in 2018 until March 2019.

Graham has been involved in the Hospice movement since 1995. He has been a Trustee of Bolton Hospice since 2001 and was Chair there from 2005 to 2012.

Rev’d Canon Peter Holliday – Peter joined the Board in March 2016 to bring experience of the national hospice sector and, particularly hospice governance, to Bury Hospice.

He is a Trustee of Hospice UK and in 2015 concluded his two terms of office as the first Chair of Hospice UK’s Advisory Council.  He has recently retired as Chief Executive of St Giles Hospice where he worked from 2000 to 2016.

Paul Horrocks – Paul is the former Editor-in-Chief of the Manchester Evening News and brings a wealth of experience in media, communications and reputation management to the Hospice. He is also a Deputy Lieutenant for Greater Manchester.

Paul lives in Bury and has held non-executive roles in a range of charities including, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity Fundraising Board, Chairman of Bury Primary Care Trust. He is also a Trustee of the Fusilier Museum in Bury, Communications Adviser to Bury Clinical Commissioning Group and independent Chair of the Stockport Together Leadership Group.

Ruth Robinson – Ruth is Managing Director of Ramsbottom based marketing business Brighter Business Solutions, and was appointed a Trustee of Bury Hospice in June 2016.

Ruth brings a wealth of marketing experience as well as leadership and management skills to the Hospice. Through her work with Bolton Hospice, Ruth has come to recognise the value and importance of what Hospice’s do for their communities and the people they care for. She also understands the impact and value of volunteers and the importance of good governance in charities.

Noreen Kershaw – Noreen was born in Jericho, Bury and went to Bury Convent. She became a volunteer at the Hospice after her father was looked after here and later became a Trustee.

Noreen is a former actress and now director of many TV shows including Shirley Valentine, Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Watching, Brookside, Scott and Bailey and the Jimmy McGovern series Broken.

Donna McNicoll – Donna became a Trustee in 2016 after experiencing first hand the exceptional and loving care her Mum received at the Hospice.

She is a National Leader of Education working with schools in challenging circumstances, improving the quality of education and leadership across the country. She was awarded Lancashire Telegraph’s ‘Headteacher of the Year’ award in July 2017. Donna is currently Headteacher at St Mary’s RC Primary School in Haslingden which has been rated outstanding by OFSTED on two consecutive occasions.