St Ann’s Hospice appoints new Associate Medical Director

Dr David Waterman

St Ann’s Hospice has announced the appointment of Dr David Waterman as its new Associate Medical Director.

Dr David Waterman, who is a Consultant Physician in Palliative Medicine, has been working within Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, Stockport Community, and St Ann’s Hospice since 2005.  He has been the Greater Manchester and Eastern Cheshire Strategic Clinical Network palliative care clinical lead since 2015.

Eamonn O’Neal, Chief Executive of St Ann’s Hospice, said: “Dr Waterman has been an important part of the St Ann’s team as a Consultant for many years, and his knowledge and experience has been invaluable.

“We’re delighted he has agreed to take up the post as our new Associate Medical Director, especially at what is a very exciting time for the hospice as we approach our 50th anniversary in 2021.

“We have ambitious development plans as we head towards this important historical landmark, and with Dave’s significant strategic clinical experience helping us, we are looking forward to continuing to evolve and ensure we can provide care to local patients well into the next century too.”

Dr Waterman will be working closely with the hospice’s Medical Director Dr Philip Lomax, whilst continuing his roles in Stockport and for Greater Manchester.

He said: “I’m pleased to have taken on the role of Associate Medical Director at St Ann’s.

“The hospice is an organisation which has a clear vision for the future, and is committed to ensuring that it can support as many patients with life-limiting illnesses from across Greater Manchester as possible.

“Its innovative and ambitious approach is exciting, and I’m looking forward to being part of the plans for the future development of high quality, specialist palliative and end of life care at St Ann’s.”