A HOSPICE which provides care for 16 to 40-year-olds has appointed a new chief executive officer.

Stuart Hornsby has taken over the role at the J's Hospice after spending more than five years as an area manager for the MS Society.

He said heading up the J's will be an exciting challenge.

Mr Hornsby said: "I am passionate about providing innovative high quality services and support, working creatively and innovatively with service users and patients to reduce the impact of illness or disability on their lives.

"I'm motivated by The J’s ambition and determined to help the organisation take its ‘next steps’, achieving its vision and aspire beyond it."