Unexplained death at home
Police investigating sudden collapse
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.