Bury St Edmunds hospice chief set to retire
The chief executive of a Bury St Edmunds-based hospice has announced her retirement.
Dr Barbara Gale will be leaving St Nicholas Hospice Care after 16 years to spend more time with her family.
In 2019, Dr Gale was awarded an MBE in recognition of her services to hospice care and the West Suffolk community.
Now, over the coming months, Barbara will work alongside colleagues and the hospice’s board of trustees to recruit a new CEO.
Under Dr Gale's leadership, the hospice has been recognised for many significant achievements, including national awards for its innovative clinical work.
In a statement on St Nicholas Care Hospice website, the organisation said this work 'will not stop' as it remains 'dedicated to its vision for everyone to matter in life and death'.
The hospice, adds: "With Barbara's support and guidance, we are looking to appoint an experienced CEO with the compassion, drive and passion needed to continue to lead the hospice to establish a greater reach in the community, improving the lives of many more people faced with dying, caring and grief.
"We would like to thank Barbara for her work and dedication and wish her well for the future."