After 16 years as Chairman of Les Bourgs Hospice Mike Tanguy MBE is stepping down. Mike took the chair in 2001 but first became involved in the Hospice in 1996 when he joined the board of governors.
Mike was a key driver in the rebuilding of Andrew Mitchell House to make it a hospice fit for the 21st century.
Mike felt it was now the right time to step down, he says:
"it's the best possible time. We have built and paid for a fantastic facility that is fit for the 21st Century, we have an incredible nursing team, a wonderful Friends group and some amazing volunteers. We have reorganised our retail offering and brought it all together in a much large building with plenty of parking, expanded our day patient service, although there is more to do in that area in the future."
Mike will miss the Hospice though and says:
"I enjoy every moment that I walk into the hospice. The time I spend with patients, with the team, the governors, the Friends and the volunteers. It might surprise people but the hospice is a happy place. It is a super building, but it wouldn't be the special place it is without the people who work and volunteer there".
Mike will fill his days with his next challenge of Chair of the Les Platon Residential Home which he says will be his last challenge.
Jo Boyd MBE comments:
"It has been such a privilege to work with Mike. His enthusiasm, commitment and encouragement have been outstanding. We could never have achieved what we have without him. However, he leaves behind a wonderful legacy of his work as Chairman and we all wish him well for the future."