Meet our Patron and Board of Trustees


About Us

HospiceCare North Northumberland is governed by a Board of Trustees who are appointed to undertake the role on a voluntary basis. They are recruited from the beneficiary community from a range of professions and bring a range of skills to help manage and lead the direction, policy and strategy of the organisation.


Lady Joicey


Mrs Lucy Carroll

Chairman Board of Trustees

Lucy qualified and worked as a State Registered Nurse in Edinburgh and the Scottish Borders. Lucy has lived in Northumberland for 32 years bringing up 2 children and working as a self-employed businesswoman with her husband in the agricultural industry on the family farm.

Lucy has always enjoyed work as a volunteer with a range of voluntary organisations including The Citizen’s Advice Bureau, Berwick Voluntary Forum, Scottish Children’s Tribunal, and more recently as High Sheriff of Northumberland. 

Mr Simon Hulme
Vice-Chairman Board of Trustees

Simon trained as a pharmacist and qualified in 1984 after which he worked in operational roles for Moss chemists / Alliance pharmacy before moving into HR. For the last ten years of his career, he worked across wholesale and retail business for Walgreens Alliance Boots in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, before retiring in 2015.

Simon now lives in Callaly with his wife, Joanne, and their Cockapoo, Alfie . He enjoys walking, golf, occasional cooking (but more often eating out) and lots of UK and Foreign travel.

Dr Jane Lothian

Chairman of Integrated Governance Committee

Jane has been a GP in Northumberland since 1998 following the move to Northumberland with her family. Jane has had a varied medical career that has embraced medicine for older people, public health, the pharmaceutical industry medical politics and commissioning healthcare for the Northumberland population. 

Outside medicine Jane loves working in her garden in the lovely Coquet valley, walking the dogs and music, particularly our local variety.

Mr John Rutherford

Treasurer Trustee

John has a Business Degree from Birmingham University and is a Chartered Accountant. His career in the primary food industry, first agriculture then fish, based John and his family in the South of England and Scotland.

John and his wife moved back to Alnwick in 2012 and enjoy country life to the full, both helping the Hospice as volunteers. John is an ardent supporter of the Hospice at Home services experienced first-hand with the death of his own elderly mother. He became a trustee in 2017 and is committed to providing the financial stability for the Hospice on which our vital services depend.

Dr Jenny Reid

Bio soon

Dr Alison McKenna

Bio soon

Mr Robert Rushton

Bio and image soon


HospiceCare North Northumberland
Hospice at Home and Wellbeing Centres
Alnwick & Berwick

Greensfield House, Willowburn Avenue, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 2DG

Telephone: 01665 606515

Berwick: 01289 309997

©2019 by HospiceCare North Northumberland. The North Northumberland Hospice is a company limited by guarantee.

Registered office: Greensfield House, Unit 3, Willowburn Avenue, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 2DG

Registered as a company in England No. 04925273. Charity No. 1103635