Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice

Rhona M Baillie

Rhona M Baillie is the chief executive of The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice.

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

She started her career in the Bank of Scotland in Glasgow before moving into healthcare.

Rhona qualified as a nurse in 1984 and attained RN status in Canada, living and working in Toronto.

In 1995 she graduated from the University of Glasgow with a postgraduate degree in cancer nursing, progressing to a BSc in community health at Glasgow Caledonian University.

After working in community palliative care, she took up the first of two project management posts with Lanarkshire Health Board.

During that time Rhona identified a gap in the provision of care in the community, campaigned for Cancer in Scotland funding, and developed a service to support terminally ill patients who wished to die at home.

The project received a special commendation by the Scottish Parliament.

She was then seconded to the Scottish Executive Centre for Change and Innovation as a national facilitator within the cancer service improvement programme and worked across Scotland.

Rhona was appointed CEO of The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice in 2008.

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