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Our Team

Senior Management Team

Eloise Burke – Chief Executive Officer

Nicola Cheetham – Head of Clinical Services

Neil Jones – Head of Finance & Operations

Samantha Duncan – Head of Trading & Volunteering

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.

Board of Trustees

Graham Yardley (Chair of Trustees)

Graham joined the Board of Trustees in January 2016 and became interim Chair of Bury Hospice in 2018 until 2019.  He has been involved in the Hospice movement since 1995.  He was a Trustee of Bolton Hospice from 2001 and was Chair there from 2005 – 2012. He has recently been re-appointed as Chair here at Bury Hospice. 

Stuart Page 

A former graduate 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 the local town and community.

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 Nottinghamshire Hospice.  Chris 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.

Jane Hibbert

Jane joined Bury Hospice’s Board of Trustees this year and brings over 30 years’ experience and knowledge in the retail sector.  She is currently Brand Director at Boundary Outlet (Colne) and in her words her focus is on ensuring ‘the right product at the right price and right place’.  Jane is looking forward to supporting the retail service of Bury Hospice.

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.

Noreen Kershaw

Noreen was born in 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 s hows  including  Coronation Street,  Emmerdale,  Scott & Bailey, Our Girl, Call the Midwife 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 in 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.

Donna McNicoll

Donna became a Trustee in 2016 after experiencing first hand the exceptional 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.

Dr Gill Rink

Gill is a GP with a special interest in palliative and end of life care.  She 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.

Ruth Robinson

Ruth is Managing Director of a Ramsbottom based marketing business ‘Brighter Business Solutions’.  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.