Local Hospice charity’s Chief Executive retires

Jenny Provin, Chief Executive of Rennie Grove Hospice Care has announced her retirement. Jenny has led the well-known local charity, which specialises in providing 24/7 hospice at home care for adults and children alongside support for families and a range of living well day services, for five years and her last day will be Tuesday 13 February.

Stephen Spiro, Chair of Trustees at Rennie Grove Hospice Care said:

“Jenny has been an inspirational leader for our charity over the last five years. In the face of the continual challenge of providing and funding the care for more people as our population ages and people live longer with palliative care needs, Jenny has displayed great drive and focus to achieve efficiencies while still maintaining the high standard of care that is the hallmark of Rennie Grove Hospice Care.

“We would like to thank Jenny for everything she has done and to wish her a long and happy retirement.”

Jenny said:

“I am immensely proud to have been part of Rennie Grove. The care and support offered to local patients and families is so important within our community and I have witnessed extraordinary passion and commitment from everyone I have worked with to ensure that the exceptional quality of our service is not compromised. I am very sad to be leaving, but I know that the charity will continue to focus on what matters to our patients and their families under the leadership of our Trustees, the new Chief Executive and all our staff and volunteers. It has been a great privilege to work here and I look forward to staying in touch with everyone and hearing about all the exciting developments in the future.”

Jenny will be succeeded by Stewart Marks, formerly Hospice Director at Sue Ryder’s Duchess of Kent and Nettlebed Hospices, who takes up the reins on 19 February. Stewart has worked in the charity sector for the last 18 years and has a wealth of experience in the strategic management and development of palliative and end-of-life care services. In addition to his experience at Sue Ryder, Stewart enjoyed a 10-year career at Marie Curie, where he created and grew the Charity’s Fundraising Operations function as well as developing strategic public sector relationships across Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

For further information about Rennie Grove, please go to www.renniegrove.org.