Meet the Team:

Pam Massey

Pam Massey

Chief Executive Officer

Pam has worked and been associated with nursing and clinical services for over 35 years.

Her background is in nursing and particularly palliative care and end of life. She worked for over 5 years within a commissioning environment, developing services around end of life and palliative care. She built on that experience as CEO for a charity in Jersey for 5 years. The charity delivered all community nursing and supportive care to the island. Six years ago she moved back to the UK to take on the role of CEO at St. Rocco’s Hospice, where her focus and influence is to deliver high quality palliative care to meet patients’ and their families’ needs for Warrington people.

Catherine Vannerem-Martin

Catherine Vannerem-Martin

Finance Director

Catherine is responsible for St Rocco's finances, ensuring every penny raised is accounted for and used to support patient care. Her role also incorporates IT, information governance and facilities.

Following her degree in Economics, Catherine started her career in accountancy with Coopers & Lybrand. After over 10 years in practice, she joined St. Rocco’s in 2004.

Catherine also taught at Priestley College for 7 years and Bridgewater High School in business, finance and languages whilst raising her family.

Passionate about healthcare and particularly hospice care, Catherine strengthened her links with Warrington health commissioners through her role as non-executive director of Warrington Primary Care Trust until 2013.  She puts patient care and long-term sustainability as her top priorities.

Lara Partridge

Lara Partridge

Director of Income Generation & Marketing

Lara joined St Rocco’s Hospice in November 2018. With over 13 years’ experience in income generation, Lara leads the Income Generation team at the hospice encompassing fundraising, shops volunteering, marketing and communications. Having started her career at East Cheshire Hospice Lara progressed within both NGOs (non-government organisations) and national health charities, most recently leading the national team of regional fundraisers for Diabetes UK. With experience of implementing strategies across both income generation and volunteering, Lara is tasked with guiding the hospice towards secure and sustainable long term revenue that will ensure the hospices doors remain firmly open and its services available to all whom need them.

Dr. Esraa Sulaivany

Dr. Esraa Sulaivany

Consultant in Palliative Medicine

Dr. Sulaivany graduated from the University of Salahaddin in 1992 and, after the completion of her general medical training in the UK, joined St. Rocco's in August 2005. She gained her Diploma in Palliative Medicine from Cardiff University in 2009.

She is currently the hospice medical lead and the responsible clinician for all patient care at St. Rocco's hospice.

Dr. Sulaivany has a professional interest in teaching and is an honorary senior lecturer at Liverpool University as well as being the group lead for the Warrington Specialist Palliative Care Education and represents the Warrington Integrated Clinical Network (ICN) on the Merseyside & Cheshire Cancer and EOL Network Strategic Education Group.

The current Chair of the Association of Palliative Medicine UK and Ireland (APM) SAS Committee, Dr. Sulaivany's role includes positive contribution and influence the Palliative Medicine national discussions, developments and projects including supporting fellow SAS doctors in Palliative Medicine.

Tracy Griffin

Tracy Griffin

Registered Manager – Clinical Lead, Outreach Services

Tracy began her career in South Manchester Hospitals, and soon realised her passion for palliative care. She joined St. Rocco’s as a staff nurse in 1995, subsequently became a Junior Sister and then took on the role of Inpatient Unit Manager, leading the team in meeting the ongoing challenges faced in modern palliative care. Along with a senior nursing colleague she then went on to establish St. Rocco’s Hospice at Home service.

She is passionate that the Warrington community receives access to the services they require to enable living well with a life limiting illness, which led to her undertaking the role of Clinical Lead - Outreach Services, which incorporates the management of the Vitality Centre. Tracy is developing integrated services with other organisations to ensure peoples palliative care needs are met

Tracy is the Registered Manager for St. Rocco’s Hospice. She is also passionate about enabling and developing her staff to deliver the highest quality care to our patients and families.

Sylvie Cooke

Sylvie Cooke

Clinical Lead IPU – Clinical Educator

Sylvie is an experienced nurse, she qualified at Guys Hospital in 1981 and specialised in orthopaedic nursing. Sylvie always had an interest in the work of hospices and welcomed the opportunity to join St. Rocco’s in March 1998 initially as a bank nurse.  She has worked in a variety of roles at St Rocco’s, including Ward Sister on IPU.

Sylvie’s current role as a Clinical Lead IPU – Clinical Educator, enables her to use her experiences to lead the IPU team in delivering the highest quality care to our patients, whilst also leading on education and training for all clinical staff. Sylvie is enthusiastic about developing the knowledge and skills of the clinical team for the benefit of hospice patients.

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