This comes after individuals have threatened to destabilise the Hospice, which has led to some very loyal stakeholders expressing concern and withdrawing their support to the EMH.
In a statement released today, it is said:
“The board of EMH has an absolute priority to preserve and continue the high standards of patient care that has been provided to our community for over 30 years. Maintaining the highest standards of patient care and ensuring that future secure funding is available was the objective behind the recent review.
“Unfortunately this review resulted in the unexpected and regrettable loss of Karen Eeles, our popular and valued public fundraiser.
“There are now a few individuals, probably from the best of motives, who are threatening to destabilise the Hospice, which has led to some very loyal stakeholders expressing concern and withdrawing their support to EMH. This is a matter of great concern and the board is listening to all points of view and indeed the results of our recent staff annual survey are currently being examined carefully.
“We are under no doubt that our staff and volunteers are our greatest asset.
“The board would like to reassure the public we will put on hold any further review activity until we have learnt the lessons from the recent events and there will be a more listening ethos in both the Board and management in the future.
“We are seeking and working for reconciliation and are heartened by the groundswell of popular good feeling towards the Hospice and its services.”
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