Hospice UK names new chief executive

Written by Matt Ritchie

Hospice UK has appointed Tracey Bleakley as its new chief executive.

Bleakley is currently chief executive of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners and has worked at executive level in the charitable and public sector since 2009. She succeeds David Praill who stepped down earlier this year after 18 years in the role.

Hospice UK supports and advocates for more than 200 hospice care providers across the country.

Chair Lord Howard of Lympne said Hospice UK has “big ambitions” for hospices to play a more prominent role in transforming end of life care, including through a “reinvigorated partnership” with the NHS.

“Tracey has an excellent track record at board level and a wealth of experience in the public and charitable sector and the requisite skills and experience to deliver our vision.”

Bleakley, who joins at the end of the year, said she is delighted to be taking on the role at such a “critical juncture” for end of life care.

“There is a growing public awareness about the huge difference that high quality end of life care can make for dying and terminally ill people and their families. There is a critical need for more of this kind of care to support the UK’s increasing number of older people. I look forward to working with hospices to champion this cause and develop our service offer for the future.”

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