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Team Members

Matron Jo Craddock
Consultants Dr Sanjay Shah and Dr Fiona Wiseman

Occupational Therapist
Family Work Team
Palliative Specialist Care Nurses

The team is led by our 2 Consultants in Palliative Medicine
Dr Sanjay Shah and Dr Fiona Wiseman and their supporting medical staff.
The medical staff work in very close partnership with other specialists such as :-
Palliative Specialist Care Nurses - District & Marie Curie Nurses - Lymphoedema Nurse - Local GPs Pharmacist - Occupational Therapist - Physiotherapist -Hospice Chaplain - Housemother
Admin & Clerical - Ancillary - Fundraisers

The work of Cransley Hospice is only able to function and provide the high quality level of care expected of such a unit with input from all of these staff who work together as a close-knit team.

Currently, the Consultants at Cransley Hospice are Sanjay Shah and Fiona Wiseman.

The Inpatient Nursing Team
Led by Matron, we work in two teams, Blue and Red. On admission the patients are introduced to the nursing staff that will be caring for them. After assessment by the nursing and specialist medical team a patient’s care is planned and explained by the identified Registered nurses.
There is always a trained nurse on duty who is responsible for co-ordinating the delivery of planned care. This nurse is also available to answer any questions the patient and family have and can arrange appointments with the medical staff.
The nursing team are supported in the need to maintain continual professional development, undertaking specialist training to gain wider knowledge and experience to ensure they are able to deliver a high standard of patient and family centred care.

The Occupational Therapist
The Occupational Therapist can assess patients on the ward, arrange home visits prior to discharge when necessary or visit people in their own homes. They can offer advice on alternative methods of carrying out tasks to promote independence or reduce fatigue and can also assess for, and provide equipment and adaptations to assist with, carrying out daily living activities.

The End of Life Care (EoLC) Team

The end of life care practice development team

The Northamptonshire End of Life Care Practice Development Team work across health and social care providing:

• Formal and bespoke education sessions structured around the Core Competences for End of Life Care (DH, 2009)

• Education tailored to individual organisations

• Telephone / email advice and support regarding end of life care issues If you have any queries or require further information please contact the team Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm on 01604 678153 /

Palliative Neurology Team

Cransley Hospice is the base for the North Northamptonshire Palliative Neurology Team consisting of a Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Physiotherapist and Occupational Therapist. The South Team is based at Cynthia Spencer Hospice in Northampton. We aim to support people with a diagnosis of Motor Neurone Disease or other degenerative neurological conditions with a limited prognosis such as multi-systems atrophy and progressive supranuclear palsy.


The Hospice is also supported by a small team of registered volunteers who give their time in offering us help on a daily basis.
The provision of some complementary therapy from trained volunteers is available should patients request this.

Fundraising Team

Debbie Grant, Fundraising Assistant
Debbie has been a member of the Fundraising Team since June 2006.. The role of Fundraising Assistant is to support the major community fundraising events such as the Tree of Lights and Road Race and to provide clerical & admin support to Diana.

Chris Holliday, Charitable Funds Administrator
Chris is responsible for dealing with matters surrounding all donations such as writing thank you letters, Gift Aid and maintaining our comprehensive donor database.

Rubina Hussain Support Administrator to the Charity
the newest member of the Fundraising Team. Working on Saturdays in the Charity Shop and in the Coffee Shop if required but also in the office as a support administrator to the charity.

To contact the Fundraisers, please ring us on 01536 452423