THE CHAIRMAN of the Primrose Hospice has stepped down.
Phil Nunnerley has overseen two major on-site developments at the hospice as well as being part of a number of advances within end of life care during his five-and-a-half years in the role.
He has been influential in steering the hospice through some challenging times and, despite his departure from the job, has agreed to remain on the board of trustees for the remainder of his term of office.
The new chairman is Candy Cooley who has been a trustee since 2008 and vice chairman for the last year.
Candy is perfectly placed for the role, having worked for more than 40 years in the NHS, including being the palliative care manager for Worcestershire.
She has recently retired from the health service and now wants to utilise her wealth of experience to take on the challenge of her new job.
“I have had the opportunity to work with the staff, trustees and volunteers at Primrose Hospice over the past few years.” she said.
“I am always excited by their enthusiasm, delighted with their professionalism and humbled by the dedication and care they deliver.
“It is a great privilege to be asked to take on this role and I do hope I am able to continue the great work of my predecessors.”
She said she was looking forward to meeting residents and business representatives from across Redditch and Bromsgrove, without whom the charity would not be able to continue to give support to people and families affected by cancer and other life limiting conditions.