Our Staff

We employ over 40 staff (which equates to 17.4 full time equivalents), in various areas of the organisation.

Our Volunteers

Volunteers are involved in all areas of Hospice and contribute to every service we provide.  In addition to practical assistance in the Guest Wing, volunteers work in the office and reception areas, fundraising, kitchen, and in the maintenance of the building and grounds.

Board of Directors

The elected Directors come from a diverse range of professional and community backgrounds, and have a hands on approach to ensuring that Hospice provides a centre of excellence for terminally ill people, their family and bereaved members of the community.

Dr. Mark Waters
Chair

Ray Chandler
Deputy Chair

Pam Lane
Director

Paul Saba
Director

Gerard Pender
Director

Pat Evatt
Director

Rosie Laidlaw
Director

Lance Pearce
Director

Trevor Kucks
Director

Director of Nursing

Carol Hope

Ipswich Hospice Leadership Team

Blessing Makoni
Nurse Practitioner

Melissa Austernin
Business Manager

Tiina Jukka
Social Worker

Donna Smith
Operations Coordinator

Rene Adams
Nurse Unit Manager

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