St. Luke's Hospice is a vibrant and positive place to work, with over 250 employees and 400 volunteers working across our two Hospices in Basildon and Thurrock, our eleven retail shops throughout South West Essex and out in the community we serve. 

We are a registered charity with an open and innovative environment where colleagues get together and collaborate. Our best work is done together. We offer support, are passionate on creating a sense of belonging and work with a spirit of collective improvement.

Much has changed at St. Luke's Hospice since we first opened over 30 years ago and our future will be an exciting journey as we strive to continuously improve and ensure equity of access to the care we provide, keeping us at the forefront of end of life and palliative care.

Patron & Co-Founder
Trudy Westmore-Cox

Chief Executive
Eileen Marshall
Chair of Trustees
Gerry Peaty

Brian Wellman

Daniel Lawrence

Geraldine Rodgers OBE

Liane Iles

Michael Nice

Marlene Moura



Dr. Robert Maunder



Our Joint Executive team

Director of Commissioning and Development and 
Caldicott Guardian

Joanne McCollum
Director of People and Development
Craig Hardaker
Assistant Director of Clinical Services
Nicki Seeley
Assistant Director of Governance and Supportive Care 
Suzanne Sales
Associate Director of Fundraising and Communications
Michelle Mitchell
Assistant Director of Patient Experience and Clinical
Effectiveness and Safeguarding lead
Sharon Quinn
Assistant Director of Hospice Community Services and Community Partnerships
Tracy Cunningham
Associate Director of Finance
Holly Foran

Our Senior Management team

Joint Head of Hospice Community Services
Annie McGaughin

Consultant in Palliative Medicine (Community)
Dr Mel Piggott

Joint Head of Hospice Community Services
Emma Mulcahy

Head of Corporate Services
Mark Crane 

Head of Trading and Retail Development
David Emery

Head of Capital Appeal 
Marilyn DeBattista

Head of Integrated Therapy Services
Paula Prendergast

Head of Donor Acquisition and Retention
Sarah Stoddart

Head of Wellbeing, Information and Supportive Care Services
Sarah Langenberg

Head of In-Patient Services
Clare Mcguire

General care queries - 01268 524 973 
OneResponse 24/7 support line - 01268 526 259 

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