St Wilfrid’s Hospice chief will retire in June after ten years

Kara Bishop SUS-150212-111029001
Kara Bishop SUS-150212-111029001

The chief executive at St Wilfrid’s Hospice has announced her retirement after 10 years in the post.

Kara Bishop has seen the hospice through a decade of change with the successful move to the new building on Broadwater Way. Kara said, “It has been my honour and privilege to lead St Wilfrid’s.

“My time here has been thoroughly wonderful, fulfilling, stimulating and busy.

“The decision to retire from a role I absolutely love has been so difficult, but I know that the plan we are working on for the next three years will demand a huge amount of fresh energy. As I reach a milestone birthday, I realise that now is the time for the hospice to have a new leader.

“I have been running hospices for 27 years and the extraordinary work we do is, and always will be, particularly close to my heart. The hospice community, everybody involved in what we do, is truly magnificent – I am bursting with pride.”

She will step down at the end of June next year.

She added, “I’m not stopping just yet and a new leader will continue to take it forwards. I would like to use this opportunity to thank all the wonderful patients, friends and families who have supported us over the years – the hospice will continue to need your help as it goes from strength to strength.”

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