Un­ex­plained death at home

Po­lice in­ves­ti­gat­ing sud­den col­lapse

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

Paramedics were called to a ter­raced prop­erty in Whitby Road at around 5.40pm on March 30 and found a 63-year-old man who was pro­nounced dead at the scene.

His next of kin have been in­formed and a post­mortem ex­am­i­na­tion took place on Fri­day. The re­sults had not been made public at the time the Gazette went to press this week.

A Metropoli­tan Po­lice spokesman said the death was “nei­ther sus­pi­cious, nor non-sus­pi­cious” and no­body else is be­ing sought in con­nec­tion with the case. How­ever, the house is be­ing treated as a crime scene.

On Wed­nes­day, April 8, MICHAEL So­bell Hospice has ap­pointed a new chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer.

Lind­sey Fealey will re­place He­len El­liott, who has been the North­wood hospice’s CEO for four years.

Mrs Fealey said: “Hav­ing ex­pe­ri­enced fam­ily and friends who have ben­e­fited from hospice care, I ap­pre­ci­ate just what a dif­fer­ence can be made to both pa­tients and fam­i­lies at this dif­fi­cult time.

“I am com­mit­ted to en­sur­ing that Michael So­bell Hospice con­tin­ues to be the won­der­ful place that it is, with spe­cial­ist pal­lia­tive care for pa­tients with life-lim­it­ing ill­nesses.”

Mrs Fealey pre­vi­ously worked for more than seven years at the Florence Nightin­gale Hospice, in Ayles­bury, where she was head of fundrais­ing be­fore be­ing pro­moted in 2013.

She also co-founded com­ple­men­tary and in­te­gra­tive can­cer char­ity Cancer­ac­tive.

Be­fore that, she had worked for 18 years in sales, mar­ket­ing, ex­hi­bi­tions and event man­age­ment at In­ter­face Inc – for­mally Heuga Car­pet Tiles.

She was born and ed­u­cated in Rick­mansworth and now lives in Gaw­cott, near Buck­ing­ham. She is mar­ried with four sons, two grand­daugh­ters and one step-grand­daugh­ter.

Rod Lacey, chair­man of the hospice, said: “Lind­sey comes to us hav­ing had sound ex­pe­ri­ence in char­ity work at many lev­els.

“She fol­lows He­len El­liott, who was with us for four years and over­saw much change.

“The char­ity has many chal­lenges ahead, and Lind­sey has the drive and knowl­edge to help us achieve our aim in sup­port­ing the ex­cel­lent work un­der­taken at MSH.” PEO­PLE who help care for a friend or fam­ily mem­ber are be­ing asked to help shape the Hilling­don Car­ers Plan.

The plan out­lines the sup­port ser­vices avail­able in the bor­ough to those who pro­vide a sub­stan­tial amount of un­paid care.

The coun­cil is en­cour­ag­ing any­one who is re­spon­si­ble for look­ing af­ter a friend or rel­a­tive be­cause of age, ill­ness, dis­abil­ity men­tal heath con­cerns or drug mis­use to tell them what sup­port ser­vices they need as a carer by tak­ing part in a short sur­vey.

Car­ers can leave their feed­back by email­ing cus­tomeren­gage­ment@ hilling­don.gov.uk com­plet­ing the sur­vey on­line at www.hilling­don. gov.uk/con­sul­ta­tion, or call­ing the coun­cil’s cus­tomer en­gage­ment team on 01895 277038.

The sur­vey closes on 20 Septem­ber 2015.

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