Naomi House & Jacksplace has appointed Erika Lipscombe as its new Director of Care.

Lipscombe boasts a substantial hospice background, driving many service development projects at Rowans Hospice. Her achievements include enhancing the In-Patient Unit, initiating a Dementia service, and creating a 'Hospice at Home' service plus Volunteer Companions.

Lipscombe, who possesses an MA in Health and Social Care, is currently undertaking a part-time PhD studying influences on patients' preferred death locations.

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Hampshire Chronicle: Erika LipscombeErika Lipscombe (Image: Supplied)Ms Lipscombe said: "I am thrilled to join the fantastic team at Naomi House & Jacksplace. Having been involved in the hospice movement throughout my career, I am privileged to bring my experience to this incredible charity.

"In collaboration with my new colleagues, I look forward to building on the incredible services that Naomi House & Jacksplace provide for local children, young adults and families."

Mark Smith, CEO of Naomi House & Jacksplace, said: "I am delighted to welcome Erika to the Naomi House & Jacksplace team and look forward to working with her as we continue to develop our services for children, young adults and their families across the south.

"We look forward to benefitting from Erika’s skills and experience as we extend our reach and the services we offer."