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

Senior Management Team

Eloise BurkeChief Executive Officer
Nicola CheethamHead of Clinical Services
Neil Jones – Head of Finance & Operations
Samantha DuncanHead of Trading & Volunteering
Rachel WallaceHead 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.

Board of Trustees

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.

Chris Claydon-Butler – Chris has been involved with Bury Hospice for a number of years both as a volunteer and indirectly  as a service user. In 2016, Chris became a trustee at Notts Hospice.

Chris has recently moved back to Bury and is delighted to have become a trustee at bury Hospice. She feels passionate about our Hospice and the Hospice movement in general.

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.

Dr Gill Rink – Gill is a GP with a special interest in palliative and end of life care and has worked at Bolton Hospice for a number of years.

Gill chairs the Hospice’s Clinical Governance Committee and brings a wealth of experience to this role.

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.

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.

Deborah Lisle – Deborah’s involvement with the Hospice started as a volunteer in 2016 following the first hand experience of care given to her husband John and their family 2015.

She soon became a volunteer fundraiser and the co-organiser of the dance event Strictly Best Foot Forward.

Deborah’s aim is to help raise awareness of the Hospice and the wonderful work they do for families at the most difficult of times.

Stuart Page – A former student of Bury Grammar School, Stuart is a solicitor and Higher Court Advocate.

Working in law for over 30 years, he has a wealth of legal, leadership and management experience.

Stuart decided to become involved with Bury Hospice, as he believes its importance is central to local town and community.

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.

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.