St Luke’s Hospice is delighted to announce the appointment of Andrea Ladeira as Chief Executive Officer. Since 2008, Andrea has worked in various commercial and business roles at the Hospice and has held the interim position of Chief Operating Officer since April 2015.

Richard Parker, Chair of St Luke’s, commented, “Andrea has made a huge contribution to the success and impact of St Luke’s since she joined the Hospice and I know this will continue in her CEO role. These are exciting times for us and we are all fully committed to delivering effective and supportive services to those in need in our local communities.”

Andrea held a range of director positions within the commercial and corporate sectors before joining the hospice movement. Since joining St Luke’s she has been inspired by the amazing care given to patients and families by those working for hospices across the UK. Passionate about improving end of life and palliative care, she has developed new and innovative ways to better fund the care of those approaching the end of their lives. A great example of this is the Care2Save Charitable Trust which was formed in 2012, its aim is to bring hospices together and as a united group make the voice of palliative care louder so more can be achieved.

Andrea said, “It is always lovely to get a new job but I have to say that becoming the new CEO of St Luke’s is a huge privilege. Together with the amazing team who work to make St Luke’s such a special place, we will dedicate ourselves to ensuring we make a real difference to the people who live and work in this wonderful community.”

Andrea’s appointment comes at an exciting time for St Luke’s. Maintaining its reputation as being at the forefront of innovation for palliative care, in the past year the hospice has been nationally acknowledge at the Dementia Care Awards and organised the UK’s first ever Bubble Rush, leading the way for other hospices to use the event template and raise tens of thousands of pounds for palliative care.

St Luke’s is a charity funded by voluntary contributions; we have to raise £8,600 each day to enable the Hospice to provide free care and support to local people.