The Board

The Board 
Who Is On The Board And WHAT MOTIVATES THEM TO BE INVOLVED?

CHAIR ANDREW FLOYD

“I bring to the board a range of skill sets including project definition, concept design, project management, and project procurement, founded on over 30 years practice as a commercial architect, consulting to both the private and public sector for a range of building types that include acute hospital, and aged care.

“The idea of a dedicated hospice serving the Northern Tasmanian community, for respite, end of life and as a centre of excellence for all things hospice, when explained, made ultimate sense to me, when I see in my professional life, the difficulties, iniquitous funding and struggle for resources within the public health network.”
PHILLIP J LEBSKI

“I bring extensive legal commercial experience and expertise to assist the board with corporate governance. I consider the aims of the organisation to be something I am both interested in and am prepared to support in whichever way I can. It is my wish that we see established a facility that is second to none and is a leader in palliative care delivery.”
CHRISTOPHER (GUS) GREEN (OAM)

“I personally cared for my mother at home but when the situation changed suddenly I needed help. I got that help from the support of staff and doctors at Phillip Oakden House, Launceston’s long established Hospice.

“I believe a new way of doing things from the current situation is badly needed. I believe the establishment of a hospice would give the community that choice and provide better value for money for the Health Services.“
BARB BAKER

“I bring to the board drive, passion and a depth of experience in nursing, many at the previous hospice.

“I am acutely aware of the need for a co-ordinated, compassionate end-of-life care facility. The Foundation provides an opportunity to realise this, a hospice that is a home-like centre of excellence, providing holistic care for patients and support for their families.”
ALAN BULMER (OAM) THE REV (AO)

“As a Chaplain in a hospital I see many patients who need/wish to be cared for as palliative and a Hospice is the best facility for this to happen, where family can gather with the patient in their last days in a peaceful environment.

“I believe I can help a hospice provide a holistic approach to palliative care.”
DR JOHN CAMPBELL

“I have considerable experience in the planning and cost effective delivery of health services in the public and private sectors in state, national and international settings.

“I see the hospice as an integral part of an integrated and coordinated palliative care service, with the prime focus on the patient and the carers.”
DR JOHN MORRIS AO MBE

“I have a firm belief in the need to regain the lost and valuable facility for hospice care in Launceston and see the necessity to form a legal structure to further the desire to establish a hospice which was clearly needed in the Launceston area.

“My hope is that the lost Philip Oakden Hospice will soon be replaced by an enlarged and appropriate hospice which will be the centre of care of the terminally ill, whether in their home or if needed in the hospice.”
ROISIN MCCANN

“I became involved with the Foundation because I thought a piece of the health service jigsaw or story was missing in our community.

“One of my dearest friends died too young and quite suddenly. An interstate hospice setting helped her and us to say goodbye and to let her go peacefully and pain free. My memories of that time are of reading poetry, singing accompanied by instruments played by her children, cooking food for a heap of people in a big kitchen lounge and walking outside to pray and reflect in a beautiful garden. That space made a difference.”
ALISON ANDREWS

Alison Andrews has been a journalist and writer since she started her cadetship at The Examiner Newspaper, Launceston, Tasmania in March 1970.

She has worked for a number of media organisations both locally and interstate, is a published author and has run her own media and public relations company. Alison worked for many years as The Examiner’s chief of staff and chief reporter and currently owns and operates Northern Tasmanian country newspaper, The Country Courier.

She has also served on community boards and organisations including TasDance, as director and chairman, Tasmanian Arts Advisory Board and is currently also a board director for Eskleigh Foundation.

DON WING AM

• Almost three decades of dealing with governments and government departments as an independent parliamentarian.

• To support the campaign to replace the hospice in Launceston, which was regrettably disbanded by One Care.

• To achieve the reestablishment of an appropriately located and adequately funded and equipped Hospice in Launceston.
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