Rotherham Hospice appoints new Chief Executive Officer

19th July 2018


Rotherham Hospice is happy to announce the appointment of Sally Napper as our new Chief Executive Officer.

Sally assumed the responsibility In June 2018, and comes to the Hospice with a wealth of experience and knowledge having held positions such as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nurse at a number of hospitals including Aintree University Hospital Trust and Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Most recently Sally was the NHS England Director of Nursing for Lancashire & Cumbria and has been leading on improving the quality of wound care and the development of a national strategy. She has worked closely with Hospices throughout her career, and was a Trustee at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice. Sally’s philosophy has followed her throughout her career and is the basis of her work over the years; “the patient always comes first”.

Sally said:
‘’I am delighted to have commenced at the hospice in my role as Chief Executive and look forward to working with the Staff , Volunteers and Trustees to ensure that we provide high quality care for patients and their families and friends  at Rotherham Hospice.‘’

Head of Trustees, and former Interim Chief Operating Officer John Whaling added:
This is a very exciting time for Rotherham Hospice. We feel very lucky to have obtained the services of such an experienced individual as Sally who brings knowledge of both NHS and Hospice care to our organisation. 

I feel the experience I have gained working as Interim COO at the hospice for the last 10 months will be invaluable in my new role as Chair of the board of governors and will help me to support Sally as and when required. 

I am looking forward to working with Sally.

Outside of work, Sally has a large family, and enjoys being out and about with them and her two dogs walking in The Peaks & Yorkshire Dales. She’s a keen reader, and enjoys a good book on her Kindle. She also enjoys embroidery and knitting, and is currently knitting babies hats as part of “Hats4Rwanda” in support of her daughter who is starting a role funded by UNICEF in Rwanda.

We welcome Sally to the Hospice, & look forward to a bright  future building on and providing the vital services that the Hospice provides throughout the Rotherham area.

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