Strathcarron Hospice is an independent charity run by a Council of Management. As an incorporate charity our Council of Management members are both trustees and unpaid directors with no direct management responsibilities, who give up their free time to support a cause they believe in.

A core joint responsibility of the Council is to provide strategic direction and to ensure that the highest standards of governance are met, and that the charity works in furtherance of its objectives and purpose as set out in its governing documents (Articles of Association).

To ensure high standards of governance the following formal subcommittees operate and report directly to the Council of Management.

Subcommittees are:

  • Audit
  • Building
  • Clinical Governance
  • Fundraising
  • Investment
  • Retail

Council members 

Council members come from all walks of life and we ensure that we always have a mix of professionals such as accountants and lawyers; clinicians; business people and members of the local communities we serve so that they can appropriately scrutinise the service we provide and provide advice.

Our Council Members are:

  • Mrs Shona Struthers (Chair)
  • Mr Chris Rodger (Vice- Chair)
  • Mrs Margaret McMullan( Treasurer)
  • Mrs Gillian Niven
  • Dr Lea Leitch
  • Mr Ian Black
  • Mr Paul Hinds
  • Mrs Mary Pitcaithly
  • Miss Clare Wallace 
  • Mr Andrew Nixon 
  • Dr Emma McPherson 
  • Mr James McQuaid

We are accountable to the public and other stakeholders in a way that is transparent and understandable.

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Financial Governance

Strathcarron Hospice submits its audited accounts to the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) annually.


Clinical Governance

Our clinical services are regulated by Healthcare Improvement Scotland which is an independent regulator of health and adult social care in Scotland. Information on how they inspect and reports on any unannounced inspections of Strathcarron Hospice are available on their websites or you can view our latest report.

Our [email protected] service is separately regulated by the Care Inspectorate. Information on how they inspect and reports on any unannounced inspections of Strathcarron Hospice are available on their websites or you can view our latest report.

Fundraising Governance

Strathcarron Hospice is an active member of the Institute of Fundraising and adheres to all current regulations in respect of how we fundraise. We respect the rights of our supporters and we never share your details with other organisations, nor will we put you under any undue pressure to make a donation. If you do not wish to give or if you wish to cease giving we will respect your wishes.

Duty of Candour

As of the 1st April, 2018, all providers of health care have a statutory duty of candour.  The purpose of the duty is to ensure that the organisation is open, honest and supportive in the event of an incident resulting in harm.  To read the annual duty of candour report for Strathcarron Hospice for 2019/20, please click the link below.


Gender Pay Gap Report 2020

Strathcarron Hospice is an employer of more than 250 staff and in line with the requirements by the Equality Act 2010 a Gender Pay Gap Report for the organisation has been prepared using the snapshot date of 5 April 2020.

Gender Pay Gap Report 2020

5 Year Strategic Plan

Please click on the link below to find out what we have achieved over the last 5 years.

5 Year Strategic Plan Progress since 2015

 Please click on the link below to find out our plans for the next 5 years.

5 Year Strategic Plan 2018