Dubbed the ‘funniest doctor in medicine’, Dr Kevin Jones has been appointed to the Board of Trustees at Bury Hospice.

Kevin, who recently retired in June 2022 (for the fourth time), is known for his love of sports, travel, comedy and music as a huge Bob Dylan fan.

The well-respected doctor hung up his stethoscope for the third time in 2020 and was planning his retirement before he found himself back on call to help with the coronavirus vaccination programme.

His medical skills aren’t just what he is known for, dubbed the ‘funniest doctor in medicine’ he performs stand-up comedy, which has taken him from the Albert Halls to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

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Having grown up in Chester and qualified in medicine from Liverpool University, 1977, Kevin worked on the heart-lung transplant team at Papworth Hospital, Cambridge as a registrar and was a senior registrar at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London.

He became a consultant physician at Bury General in 1990 before moving to the Royal Bolton Hospital in 1998 as the lead for acute medicine.

Having made a well know name for himself, Kevin has retired and his wife, Liz Jones, has also retired from a GP practice in Bolton.

The couple have two sons, Will, a Health Improvement Practitioner and Rob, a musician.

Now, after his fourth retirement, he has been appointed as a new Bury Hospice trustee, Kevin said: “I am very proud to have become a trustee for Bury Hospice, which is such vital service in Bury and has affected the lives of so many people locally in the 31 years it has been operating.”

Bury Hospice’s Board is led by the Chair of Trustees, Chris Claydon-Butler and is made up of a team of representatives from our community who are responsible for the governance of the Hospice.

They all have their own personal reasons for supporting the Hospice and all share the same desire to support its sustainability and development.

Run by Chief Executive Helen Lockwood, Bury Hospice has a consultant-led team of doctors, nurses and other professional staff providing expert care and support for local people with terminal or life-limiting illnesses and their families, both in the Hospice and the community.

An independent charity, it is mainly funded by the people of Bury who help raise the £3.5 million a year needed to run the Hospice through donations, fundraising, retail, lottery and gifts in wills.


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