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Telephone: 01704 544645
Address: Town Lane, Southport, PR8 6RE

Queenscourt is governed by a board of Trustees; they make sure that we fulfil our objectives and adhere to the organisation’s philosophy and values. They do this by making sure that Queenscourt operates in a manner that:

  • Lets us fulfil the objectives set out in our mission Statement of Purpose
  • Uses assets and resources for charitable purposes
  • Gives due attention to charitable and company law
  • Adheres to the organisation’s philosophy and values
  • Upholds the reputation of the organisation.

As of 2016 our Board of Trustees consists of:

Chris Leather
Chris Leather
Chairman

Mr Christopher Leather is the Chairman of Queenscourt Hospice and has been a trustee since 2006.He is a retired engineer and he serves on the Investment Committee, Fundraising Steering Group, the Building Committee and the Succession Committee.

Peter A Downham
Peter A Downham
Vice-Chair of Trustees & Hon. Life President
Dr Peter A Downham is Vice-Chair of Trustees & Hon. Life President and has been a trustee since 1997. He served as Chairman for nine years standing down in 2012. He is a retired General Practitioner and serves on the Investment Committee, Fundraising Steering Group and the Succession Committee.
Paul Cutner
Paul Cutner
Treasurer

Paul has been Volunteer Treasurer since April 2015. He has retired from his career as an accountant and financial officer in local government, which he did for over 40 years.

Yvonne Burns
Yvonne Burns
Director of Retail

Ms Yvonne Burns became a trustee in 2012 and she manages a retail centre within Southport.

John J Gaine
John J Gaine

Canon Father John J Gaine has been a trustee since 1987. He is the Parish Priest of St Teresa’s Birkdale and regularly attends the hospice to support patients, families and staff.

Margaret H Tarpey
Margaret H Tarpey

Mrs Margaret H Tarpey has been a trustee since 2004 and is Managing Director of a public relations company. She serves as a Director of our two subsidiary companies, Queenscourt Hospice Retail Ltd and Queenscourt Hospice Enterprises Ltd.

David Unwin
David Unwin

Dr David Unwin has been a trustee since 2004 and is a General Practitioner. He serves on the Integrated Governance group.

Tom Fairclough
Tom Fairclough

Mr Tom Fairclough has been a trustee since 2009 and is a Commissioning Manager within the NHS in Liverpool. He serves on the Visiting Group.

Steve Simpson
Steve Simpson

Mr Stephen Simpson became a trustee in 2010. He has previously worked within the local palliative care services as a Specialist Palliative Care Pharmacist employed by Sefton PCT and is now working at Bolton General Hospice as Head of Pharmacy. He also sits on our Risk Management Committee.

Keith Mitchell
Keith Mitchell

Mr Keith Mitchell became a trustee in 2010 following his recent retirement as Managing Director of a printing firm. He is also a Director of our two subsidiary companies, Queenscourt Hospice Retail Ltd and Queenscourt Hospice Enterprises Ltd.

Richard Jacklin
Richard Jacklin

Mr Richard Jacklin became a trustee in 2011. He is a solicitor and notary in private practice and he has recently been elected to serve on the Investment Committee.

Jim Woods
Jim Woods

Jim Woods joined the board in March 2014; he is a retired Chartered Civil Engineer, with 50 years construction industry experience. He sits on our policies group. 

Carol Bernard
Carol Bernard

Joining our board of trustees in 2016, Carol Bernard is a retired health professional with many years of experience working as a Nurse in the field of mental health care. She is passionate about patient care and loves to hear about the experiences and views of everyone who has come into contact with Queenscourt. She also sits on our Visiting Group and Integrated Board of Governance.

Geraldine Boocock
Geraldine Boocock
Geraldine began her career studying Medicine at Manchester Med School and retired in 2013 as the Medical Director of Southport & Ormskirk Trust. She joined our board in 2016, possessing a keen professional interest in palliative care. Geraldine is also a volunteer at the Ormskirk Foodbank and a director of Burscough Community Farm.
Anthony Crewe
Anthony Crewe
Anthony Crewe was appointed a Trustee of Queenscourt in October 2016. He has worked for HM Revenue & Customs for almost thirty years and has lived in Southport for over a decade, currently residing in Birkdale with his wife, children & four cats. Away from Queenscourt Anthony is a big football fan and a proud owner of a Blackburn Rovers season ticket.