The following summarises the management team that will be delivering the Hospice at Home’s objectives.
Sophie Thomas – Clinical Development Manager
Sophie Thomas is a nurse by training and has been with the Paul Sartori Foundation since May 2006. Initially her role involved management of all aspects of the clinical service, leading on clinical governance for the Foundation and acting as Registered Manager. In her time with the Foundation she has developed existing services and introduced new ones, quadrupling the number of people benefiting from its services.
New services have included a rapid response service for home care, equipment loan, physiotherapy, bereavement groups, clinical nurse specialist provision and training for external groups. The biggest growth areas in the last couple of years have been in the provision of Advance Care Planning training and support from a team of Registered Nurses and volunteers, funded through various grants.
Sophie’s role currently with the Foundation is now at a clinical strategic level, identifying unmet need, developing new services and forging and maintaining working partnerships with a range of other organisations.
Her previous experience was primarily in nurse/general management roles in the NHS in a range of specialties, including oncology and haematology. She also worked for 4 years as an academic manager at Imperial College School of Medicine.
Sophie has also contributed to policy at national and international level, serving, for example, as the nurse representative on 2 working groups with the medical Royal Colleges and as secretary of the European Bone Marrow Transplant Nurse Group.
Laura Hugman – Clinical Team Manager
Laura, a trained physiotherapist, joined the Foundation in September 2016 as the Clinical Team Manager, with responsibility for the operational management of all clinical services.
Laura’s experience involves working in a range of healthcare environments, most recently leading a multidisciplinary team at the Cleddau River Day Unit in South Pembrokeshire. Her experience in enablement and chronic conditions and strong local links is a crucial part of fulfilling the Foundation’s strategic objectives to widen diagnostic reach and influence end of life care in new settings.
Sandra Dade – Charity Manager
Sandra Dade moved to Pembrokeshire in 2011. She studied Business Management in Nottingham and Human Resource and Development in Coventry. Sandra is an income generation professional working for the Paul Sartori Foundation, leading a successful team responsible for generating a diverse income stream to support Pembrokeshire’s Hospice at Home Services.
Since Sandra and the team joined the Charity, income has increased from £920k to £1.5m in 2015. Sandra’s focus is supporting and embracing community spirit and goodwill to maximise income potential for the Charity. In addition to Income Generation Sandra is responsible for Charity Governance, reporting directly to the Board of Trustees and Voting Members. Before embracing the role of Charity Manager, Sandra worked for Wolseley UK, initially in the Learning and Development Department and finally moving to the Human Resource Department as a HR Coordinator.
In addition to Sandra’s role, she has instigated and participated in two overseas challenges, recruiting participants, managing the process and leading supporters through life changing adventures while raising vital funds for the Charity, in excess £90,000 net profit.
Tim Davies – Head of Retail
Having lived in Pembrokeshire for almost 20 years, Tim has wealth of experience in the Retail and Property industries. He studied Business Management in Loughborough and University of Glamorgan, he has worked for a number of high street retailers as well as local and national property companies.
Tim’s role is to generate income for the Foundation through the retail outlets as well as helping to manage the property portfolio. Since joining Paul Sartori in late November 2011, retail sales have increased from 320k in 2011 to 660k in 2016. This has been achieved through the support and hard work, of a dedicated and vital team of volunteers.
During this period the retail group has undergone a number of changes, the introduction of Gift Aid; opened new stores; relocated stores to larger premises as well as introducing furniture into the majority of shops. Coupled with this, and with the help of the dedicated board of trustees and managers, Tim has overseen the introduction of paid staff into the stores.
Developing a retail strategy to further increase income, whilst maintaining the core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility, Tim reports to the Audit & Finance Committee, Property Committee and Retail Committee.