About us Board of Trustees John Dempster John is semi-retired, having worked for Ayrshire and Arran NHS as a Consultant ENT Surgeon since 1991. He graduated from Aberdeen University in 1980, and his post-graduate training was in the West of Scotland. A major component of his job was helping treat patients with cancer in their throat and neck. This involved frequent contact with the Hospice team. He is delighted to be involved with the Ayrshire Hospice, will endeavour to make an effective contribution and help the organisation build on its well established reputation. John is married with 3 children and lives in Ayrshire. He enjoys most outdoor activities, especially cycling, golf and walking the dog.