About Beaumond House

 

Beaumond House Community Hospice is a registered charity that is committed to providing supportive palliative care to patients with life limiting or terminal illnesses and their families living in Newark & district, since 1987. Beaumond House operates over an approximate radius of 15 miles from Newark. The area it therefore encompasses include: Tuxford, Bilsthorpe, Ollerton, Sutton-on-Trent, Thorpe-on-the-Hill, Leadenham, Caythorpe, Long Bennington, Bottesford, Bingham, Lowdham, Southwell, Collingham and Bassingham.

Each year we provide care for over 500 patients and support to their families, caring for around 150 patients at any one time.

At Beaumond House, we are really keen to dispel the myth that those we support come here to die.  Yes we do support people at the end of life and do so in a way which is truly person centred. We offer personalised, compassionate support where patients’ wishes are respected and delivered and where family members can be with loved ones in an entirely private setting. We can then offer after-care and bereavement support in-house and extended through our Resource and Information Service, which provides information and advice to patients, family and carers.

However, Beaumond House is also very much about living.  Through our doors you will find a lively and vibrant space, filled with life and laughter.  Our staff, volunteers and patients alike bring hope and happiness together in a ‘home from home’ setting.  Patients enjoy wholesome home cooked food and days are filled with therapeutic activities and personalised support from our nurse led team. We welcome guests and visitors at all hours.

We also recognise that many people wish to stay at home to receive support.  Our Hospice@Home team take the Beaumond House approach into patients’ homes, offering expert care, sitting, advice and support.

A key part of Beaumond House are the local GP’s who continue to provide clinical support to patients, we work alongside them to ensure continuous and high quality care. Leaders from across all faiths are also frequent visitors to Beaumond House ensuring that spiritual needs are also met.

We’re proud of our approach and welcome anyone to come through our doors, to take a look at and feel the warmth and friendliness of Beaumond House.

We have 4 beds for short-term in-patient care, 11 day-care places each week day and provide care in the community to care for our patients.  

We are supported very significantly by volunteers in day care, fundraising, and our two charity shops, in Newark and Southwell. All their contributions are invaluable.

A Board of Directors, who are all volunteers, hold the ultimate responsibility for the hospice, the policy decisions and finances.

All of our care is provided at no cost to the patient or their family and anyone can make a referral to Beaumond House, our doors are open 365 days a year and 24 hours day

 

Chair

  Post Vacant

Debbie Abrams
Chief Executive OBE

 

Debbie Abrams OBE, took up post as interim Senior Manager at Beaumond House Community Hospice in June 2016 and was subsequently appointed to the Chief Executive Post. Debbie is in overall day-to-day charge of Beaumond House Community Hospice and works closely with the Chair of the Board, Board Members and the leadership team. 

Debbie has 30 years experience of delivering high-quality healthcare. Her last post was as a senior manager with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. Prior to that, she worked Healthcare Commission which is now known as the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Debbie is a Registered Mental Health Nurse and was awarded an OBE for services to nursing and mental health care.  

Mr John William Marshall ACIB I have worked for Natwest for over 37 years and moved to work and live in Newark in 1983. After a spell away in Nottingham and London I returned in 1997 and live with my wife Kate and son David and daughter Jennifer.

I joined Beaumond House in 2009 as a volunteer Director having known the Hospice for many years in a professional Banking capacity. The House has supported friends and families throughout this time and this personal touch makes the Hospice a very special place with wonderful professional, caring and kind staff and volunteers.

I am Vice Chair of the Charity and Chair of the Property & Estates sub committee. I also sit on the Finance sub committee and Governance Sub committee.

Dr Julie Barker BM BS BmedSci Dip Palliative Care

I am a local Newark GP since 1993. I have personal experience of caring for my father. This prompted further study and qualification in Palliative and End of life Care (Cardiff University). I worked at John Eastwood Hospice as Clinical Assistant for 9 months and have acted as Clinical lead for End of Life Care for Newark & Sherwood CCG since 2008 and since 2014 as a Macmillan GP. This is a strategic and advisory role for the local NHS and teaching/training local clinicians.

I bring front line knowledge of patient and carer experience and clinician support needs, clinical knowledge of best practice and both national and local strategy. As a self-employed GP I also bring an element of business and staff management.

I chair the Care Services Sub-Committee and support our wonderful team of nurses and care assistants and volunteers.

I am a local Newark GP since 1993. I have personal experience of caring for my father. This prompted further study and qualification in Palliative and End of life Care (Cardiff University). I worked at John Eastwood Hospice as Clinical Assistant for 9 months and have acted as Clinical lead for End of Life Care for Newark & Sherwood CCG since 2008 and since 2014 as a Macmillan GP. This is a strategic and advisory role for the local NHS and teaching/training local clinicians.

I bring front line knowledge of patient and carer experience and clinician support needs, clinical knowledge of best practice and both national and local strategy. As a self-employed GP I also bring an element of business and staff management.

I chair the Care Services Sub-Committee and support our wonderful team of nurses and care assistants and volunteers.

Emma Holden Emma is currently managing director of Holden’s of Newark, a family run independent furniture business for the last 80 years in Newark.

Emma joined the Board in the Summer of 2015 and brings with her management experience including, personnel and business management.

What motivated Emma to join the Board is that her grandparents are both dedicated supporters of BHCH and have been since it started.

Dr Della Money

I have worked for Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust since 1989. My current post is as Consultant Speech and Language Therapist and Associate Director for Allied Health Professionals. I have always been based with the Community Learning Disability Team in Newark. Currently I am also deputy chair for the Board of Trustees for the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists. I bring experience of health services as well as the role of a trustee and other voluntary roles in sport. I have lived in Newark since 1991 with my husband and bought our 2 children up here.

Ms Amanda de La Motte BA RGN PGDip

I have been a nurse since 1983 and have worked in the Newark area since moving to Grantham from Dorset in 2003. My current post is as Head of Nursing for NEMS which is the local out of hours provider. As an Advanced Nurse Practitioner in OOH I have been coming into Beaumond House for more than ten years and have always been so impressed by the amazing work being done here so am delighted to have the opportunity to play a more active role in supporting staff and volunteers.

Miss Joanna Mary Parlby

My experience is primarily in publicity and promotion. As chairman of the Advertiser Media Group, I am well placed to ensure that Beaumond House continues to receive the news coverage and campaigning it deserves.

I spent 16 years of my career as a fund-raiser and area manager for Barnardo’s charity and covered the counties of Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Lincolnshire.  This experience not only provided relevant experience in all aspects of fund-raising, it gave me a useful insight into the challenges a local charity faces.

I am chairman of the fund-raising and marketing sub-committee for Beaumond House and also sit on the HR sub-committee.

Mr Ian Phillips FCA

 

As head of a local Chartered Accountancy business with a team of over 40 people I bring substantial practical experience of running a sizeable business along with many years of experience dealing with the affairs of a wide variety of other organisations. Whilst my primary focus is on financial matters I bring expertise in Governance, HR, Marketing and the whole range of skills needed to run an organisation such as Beaumond House and I sit on the various sub-committees involved in these areas.

Mr Nicholas Porter FRICS

I have run a chartered Quantity Surveying Practice located in Newark for the last 25 years dealing with a large range of projects including health and educational schemes. I have used the skill set associated with this workload to assist Beaumond House with their various feasibility studies, developments and maintenance works through the estates sub-committee. In addition the disciplines developed in running a small company have help me to contribute to the finance and governance sub-committees.

Mr David Tomkinson MSc, FCIPD

David has over 30 years business experience in Operations, HR, Training and Organisational Development, working for large blue chip companies. He is one of the founding Directors of andpartnership, a Leadership Development and Change Consultancy based in Farnsfield, Notts, since 2003, and has private, public and charity clients. He has been involved with BH since 2007, in the capacities of company charity, assistance with Strategy development and, since 2010, Volunteer Director. The skills he brings to BH include Strategy Planning, Facilitation, Team Development, HR and Training. He designs and facilitates an annual away day for the board, chairs the HR Sub Committee and the Flagship recognition scheme panel, and sits on the Fundraising and Marketing and Strategy Sub Committees.

He lives in Southwell, has been married to Gill for 33 years with two grown up children and one grandchild, and likes travelling, theatre and Aston Villa, though not necessarily in that order.