Hospice directors and trustees


Meet the BDCH directors and trustees

Our Trustees work together to support and guide Bedford Daycare Hospice through its long term and short term objectives, ensuring we stay on track and accountable to everyone involved in what we do.

The Board of Trustees all give their time voluntarily and receive no remuneration for their services.


Donald Parsons


Donald Parsons is the Chairman of the Trustees for Bedford Daycare Hospice, formally Consultant Surgeon with Bedford Hospital for many years. ‘Mr P’, as we call him, was responsible for setting up the Hospice 26 years ago in conjunction with the Ibbett Trust. He recognised that there was a gap between patients leaving hospital with life-limiting illnesses and being admitted to a residential hospice so the Daycare Hospice was set up in Linden road.

Donald enjoys walking and reading in his spare time and devotes a lot of his time to the running of the Hospice.

Tom Inskip

Vice Chairman

Tom was a GP in Bedford for 29 years and previously worked at Bedford Hospital. He has a long term interest in palliative care and is pleased to be able to support the work of the Hospice in caring for our patients. He is married with a daughter. Away from the Hospice his interests include golf, gardening and skiing. He is also a Trustee of Bedford CAB and a member of Bedford Park Rotary..

Clifton Ibbett


Lynne Quarmby


Lynne has worked as a solicitor in Bedford for 23 years, mainly in the field of civil diputes. She has seen first hand what benefits the hospice can provide to the terminally ill and their familied, so feels privileged to be a member of the Board of Trustees. In her spare time she enjoys sport, in particular tennis and skiing.


Vijay Nayar


Hamilton Black


Hamilton has been involved in the Hospice for just over 10 years. He likes to help round the hospice whenever he can and is self-employed running a turf care business.


Satty Chana


Satty has been a Director at the Hospice for just over 10 years. He runs  a busy plumbing business but helps at the Hospice whenever he can.