PETER Kelby, Chief Executive of Cransley Hospice Trust, has announced he will be stepping down to begin his retirement.
Cransley Hospice Trust supports the specialist end-of-life care for patients with complex needs in their chosen place of care, whether in the Hospice or the patient’s home.
Peter joined the Trust in 2014, bringing with him a wealth of health care and Executive level experience gained from his previous roles as a Non-Executive Director of the Primary Care Trust, Chair of the Charity Committee and as a Management Consultant.
Through his seat on the NHS committee, Peter was introduced to Cransley Hospice and, in his seven years with the Trust, has been impressed by the unfaltering support given by a huge number of people from hospice care, both here and across the country.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with Cransley Hospice Trust, and if there is one thing that I am most proud of, it is the team that we have here. Retirement will be a big change, but I am looking forward to spending more time with my children and grandchildren, more walking and concerts, plus time to work on the house and garden!”
Peter has led the Trust through many changes and challenges, most recently playing an instrumental role in enabling discussions with NHFT regarding the future of End of Life care for the community of North Northamptonshire.
Paul Humphrey, Chair of Cransley Hospice Trust, added:
“On behalf of the board and the Charity, I would like to thank Peter for his professionalism, dedication and personal commitment to the Trust. His unwavering leadership has steered the team with compassion and humour through many challenges, not forgetting the past 18 months of a pandemic.”
Peter will remain in post and working for the next three months, assisting the board in the process to find a suitable successor to take up the reigns and lead the Trust through its next chapter.