Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice

Find an expert

We have a number of health and social care experts at The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice.

Our specialists can provide expert comment for journalists on a range of hospice and palliative care issues. 

If you are a member of the press and would like to interview any of the experts below, please contact the media team.

Rhona M Baillie, chief executive

Rhona is a highly experienced senior healthcare director with a strong history of redesigning healthcare models and a special interest and education in cancer and palliative care.

Rhona was appointed CEO of the hospice in 2008.

Her passion and strong commitment to Glasgow sees her leading a £21million capital fundraising appeal to provide the city with a new hospice.

She is a past chairman of the Scottish Hospice Forum and a former member of the Council of the Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care.

Gillian Sherwood, director of clinical services

Gillian is a senior nurse with wide range of experience in palliative care in a number of professional roles; from management and leadership, to practice development and providing specialist palliative care across acute services, in day treatment units, in specialist inpatient units, and in the community.

Gillian is passionate about developing services in collaboration with patient groups and health and social care partners to meet the individual needs of the diverse population groups the hospice serves.  

As The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice moves forward our models of care will need to change, and Gillian is excited about leading the clinical teams through this transition, while always continuing to strive for excellence.

Dr Laura Kelly, lead consultant

Laura works with patients and families in their communities, the inpatient unit at the hospice and in The Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.

Within her clinical roles, Laura is also involved in teaching medical students and junior medical staff to ensure current and future doctors are learning the value of specialist palliative care.

She has responsibility for the medical team within the hospice, and represents the hospice at regional and national meetings.

Laura also has the role of Caldicott Guardian for the hospice, ensuring patient information is dealt with in a sensitive manner in accordance with national legislation, and chairs the information governance group of the hospice strategy.

Fiona Wylie, senior nurse for strategy implementation

Fiona works in partnership with patients and their families, and other health and social care providers, to support everyone within our catchment area so they have access to high-quality hospice and palliative care services, irrespective of age, gender, faith, race or ethnicity can access.

Fiona's work supports addressing the health inequalities and accessibility issues experienced by many people when trying to access appropriate palliative care services.

Jane Miller, education facilitator and specialist palliative nurse

Jane’s role includes the provision of education and training and support to all staff in Glasgow's Hospice.

She also ensures a wide range of specialist palliative care education and communication skills training is delivered to health and social care professionals throughout greater Glasgow and Clyde, in the form of standalone study days or accredited modules.

Jane is affiliated with the University of Glasgow and Glasgow Caledonian University.

She works one day a week in the role of clinical nurse specialist running an outpatient clinic

Majabeen Ali, cultural liaison officer

The first cultural liaison officer at a hospice in Scotland, Majabeen works with black and ethnic minority communities to raise awareness of hospice care.

She has links with faith groups, works as a mediator to overcome language and cultural differences, and with hospice staff to provide culturally sensitive palliative care.

Majabeen works with health and social care professionals involved in a patient’s care to optimise and address their needs, and provides a resource for patients, carers, staff and students, seeking specialist advice and teaching.

Carol Graham, family support services manager

The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice family support team includes a broad and diverse range of services and people, from senior counsellors to art psychotherapists, social workers, a chaplain and trained volunteers.

Carol leads on key service areas across the organisation, such as developing and maintaining the hospice’s safeguarding policy and practice around child protection and adult support and protection issues; providing training, advice and guidance to staff across these areas.

Rev Leslie Edge, chaplain

Rev Edge is available to provide appropriate spiritual, religious and pastoral care to all patients, their families, carers and friends.

He is there for people of any faith or no faith who want to talk through issues relating to their lives.

Leslie visits the wards and day services every day, as well as patients in their homes and other places of care.

He is also involved with other family support team members who provide ongoing bereavement support.

Jeni Pearson, artist

With more than 12 years’ experience working within arts in palliative care, Jeni has played an integral part in developing this specialist art room at The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice.  

Jeni has a deep knowledge and understanding of the positive impacts that art making can have on individuals living with life-limiting illnesses, and has gained much experience from working closely with the multidisciplinary team at the hospice.

A graduate of Glasgow School of Art, Jeni has a commitment to engaging with artists working within participatory arts and with health practitioners, and believes that this dialogue has the ability to lift the art practice to a new level of confidence, recognition and ambition, leading to a high quality experience for the participants involved.