Tracy Flynn has been appointed as chief executive officer of Ayrshire Hospice and will take up post immediately after covering the role in recent times.

The hospice provides specialist palliative care and services to people in Ayrshire and Arran who have life-limiting illnesses.

Ms Flynn has a long-standing connection with the hospice having been appointed its Director of Patient Services in October 2021. Before this, she held nursing roles across its in-patient unit, day services and on the community palliative care team.

She brings a wealth of knowledge from across the public, private and third sectors, having held senior nursing and leadership roles within palliative and end of life care settings as well as cancer care and the pharmaceutical industry.

On accepting her two-year appointment, Ms Flynn – who grew up in Ayr and later worked in Glasgow, Edinburgh and London – said it was her “greatest privilege” to take on the responsibility of CEO.

She said: “My ambition is that everyone across the region, regardless of where they live, should have access to the highest standard of palliative and end of life care.

Ayrshire Hospice is currently fundraising for a £13 million redevelopment project that transform the hospice into one that offers increased privacy and comfort while enabling it to continue to deliver exceptional care to patients and their families.

Ms Flynn said: “[I]t is truly important to me to ensure that we build a beautiful new Hospice with patients and their families at its heart.”