Business Meeting

Meet our Patron & Board of Trustees


Our Board of Trustees

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.

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Lady Joicey

Harriet hails from Scotland but has lived in Northumberland for almost thirty years, bringing up her four children in the countryside where her husband grew up and where they live. Harriet has been involved with her community and with various charities during these years.

During 2019 and 2020 she has been High Sheriff of Northumberland travelling around the county getting to know many parts of it much better and seeing what wonderful work goes on, much of it voluntary.  She has long been a supporter of HCNN and was honoured to asked to be Patron.


Mrs Lucy Carroll

Chairman Board of Trustees

Lucy qualified and worked as a State Registered Nurse in Edinburgh and also worked in the Scottish Borders. Lucy has lived in Northumberland for 34 years bringing up 2 children, and working as a self-employed businesswoman with her husband in the agricultural industry on the family farm, managing the farm diversifications specifically.

Lucy has always enjoyed working 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. 

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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.

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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.