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:

  • Mr Chris Rodger (Chair)
  • Mrs Margaret McMullan (Vice- Chair)
  • Mrs Shona Struthers ( Treasurer)
  • Dr Leah Leitch
  • Mr Ian Black
  • Mr Paul Hinds
  • Mrs Mary Pitcaithly
  • Miss Clare Wallace
  • Mrs Baljit Dhillon
  • Mr Barry Dow
  • Dr Karyn Webster 
  • Mrs Elizabeth Macleod 
  • Mrs Julie McVicar 
  • Mr Thomas Blair 

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

AGM Minutes 2023

Financial Governance

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

Hospice Signed Accounts 2023

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 Hospice@Home 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 Chartered 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 2022/23, please click the link below. 

Duty of Candour Report 2023

Gender Pay Gap Report 2023

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 2023.

Gender Pay Gap Report 2023

5 Year Strategic Plan

This strategy is our plan to provide, change and develop our Hospice services over the next five years. We have evolved and adapted most of our activities during the pandemic to ensure we were still there for those that needed us.

Our new “normal” will be shaped by the experience of the last two years and we have and will redesign services, building on our strengths and the experiences of working together to support the best possible palliative and end of life care services for the benefit of the people we serve.

Strathcarron Hospice 5-Year Strategy


We are a charity and all our services are provided free of charge. Strathcarron Hospice now employs nearly 250 people and our services cost over £10 million each year. About 33% of our running costs are funded by the NHS with nearly £2.6 million from NHS Forth Valley and over £550,000 from NHS Lanarkshire. The rest we have to find for ourselves. We only exist due to the extraordinary generosity of the individuals and communities we serve.

Every day of the year we need to raise over £14,632 just to keep our existing services running - but we could do so much more if we could raise even more money.

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