We delighted to announce that Professor Stephen Spiro, the former Chair of the Board of Trustees for Rennie Grove Hospice Care, has been listed to receive an OBE for services to hospice care, in the King’s Official Birthday honours list.
Professor Spiro, whose clinical background is in respiratory medicine, was chair of Rennie Grove from 2013 to January 2023. In this time he oversaw huge growth – from fundraised income to patient services, volunteer numbers and its popular retail operation.
Professor Spiro was nominated for the honour in recognition of his work over many years, which culminated in spearheading the plan to merge with Peace Hospice Care, which was announced last summer.
Stewart Marks, Chief Executive of Rennie Grove Peace Hospice Care, said of the honour:
“It’s wonderful to see Stephen’s work acknowledged in this way. Since becoming the Chair of the Board of Trustees at Rennie Grove Hospice Care, Stephen has guided the organisation through periods of large expansion, as well as steering us through the unprecedented challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic. He leads with care and compassion for all staff, volunteers and people who receive services and support from the charity, as well as a wealth of knowledge and experience from his clinical practice. Our colleagues and patients are all better off thanks to his leadership and we couldn’t be more delighted to see this recognised with this honour.”