Introducing, the APDS committee members:
Amy Outingdyke, St Joseph’s Hospice.
Born in Canada, Amy has lived in London for the past 17 years. With a professional background as a social worker, Amy was first employed by St. Joseph’s Hospice in Hackney to work on the wards. She moved into the role of day hospice manager over 12 years ago. Amy is currently chairing the APDS committee.
Elaine Stevens, University of West Scotland.
Elaine is a lecturer in Cancer and Palliative Care at The University of The West of Scotland and is the programme leader for the BSc (hons) Professional Health Studies. Elaine is a registered nurse with over 30 years’ experience in palliative care. She has worked in clinical, education and research roles during this time and is currently completing her PhD investigating the impact of palliative day services on attendee wellbeing. Elaine is the chairperson of The Independent Association of Nurses in Palliative Care.
Jonathan Bauer, St Leonard's Hospice.
Following a career as a Primary School teacher and as a C of E priest, Jonathan entered Hospice work in 2011 – first as Chaplain and later as Family Support Team Manager and Bereavement Support worker at Saint Michael’s Hospice, Harrogate. In 2015 he was seconded to St Leonard’s Hospice, York, to review Chaplaincy and Bereavement Services. Following this project he was appointed Manager of the new Sunflower Centre at St Leonard’s where he redesigned ‘Outpatient’ services, restructured the staffing team, and launched a brand new community-facing service. The Sunflower Centre has been in operation since January 2016, and is going from strength to strength.
Sarah Hodges, Lindsey Lodge Hospice
Sarah has worked as an Occupational Therapist since 2010 practising within multiple areas including paediatrics, neurology, rapid response, general medicine and palliative care. In 2014, Sarah was seconded into a clinical lead role to design and implement a new therapy service aiming to rehabilitate those diagnosed with Cancer and other life limiting conditions from diagnosis through to end of life care.
The service was recognised at a national level for the therapy delivered and the outcomes individuals achieved. Sarah is passionate about occupational therapy and was appointed as Wellbeing Centre Manager at Lindsey Lodge Hospice in 2018 to support in transforming traditional day care into a blended rehabilitative model of care, improving accessibility and service provision for the local community.
Lucie has been a qualified Complementary Therapist for 23 years and worked in various roles throughout this time. Lucie was a Complementary Therapy lecturer for 10 years and in 2013 started working for Havens Hospices to lead and develop the Complementary therapy services. Throughout her employment she has enhanced her skills and qualifications on providing holistic palliative care and Lucie now manages the therapists in the wellbeing team across Havens Hospice which includes Little Havens, Fair Havens and The J’s.