Hospice consultant recognised for innovative work

3 October 2011
A hospice consultant has been awarded a lifetime achievement award by national charity Help the Hospices.

Claud Regnard, a consultant at St Oswald’s Hospice in Gosfort, Newcastle upon Tyne, was given the award for his 'significant contribution to palliative care'. He was presented it in September at the Help the Hospices and National Garden Scheme Awards ceremony in Bournemouth by Lord Howard, chairman of Help the Hospices (Claud is pictured above, left, with Lord Howard). St Oswald’s Hospice was additonally awarded £1,000 as part of the prize.

Help the Hospices chief executive David Praill described Claude as a "remarkable leader for palliative care," adding: "His pioneering work in improving palliative care for people with learning difficulties has been innovative and inspiring."

Claud, who was lead author of the NCPC publication The Power of Partnership: Palliative Care in Dementia, said: “I was nominated by my colleagues at St. Oswald's Hospice and to be chosen in this way by respected colleagues from the hospice community locally and nationally has made this an extra special honour.” 

James Ellam, Chief Executive of St Oswald's Hospice, said: "Claud’s contribution to palliative care over the last 25 years is quite simply enormous."

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