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Wirral University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Meet the Chair

Tell us about yourself:

My nursing career began as a Staff Nurse on Ward 17 (Colorectal) at WUTH in 2001 and following a brief period at the Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, I returned to WUTH as a Primary Nurse and was later seconded to the role of Project Nurse with the Monitor 2000 Audit team until 2005. Following 13 years away from the Trust when I worked at Liverpool Women’s, Salford Royal and the Royal Oldham Hospital in various roles including Risk Manager, Ward Manager, Matron, Lead Nurse, Assistant Director of Nursing and Associate Director of Patient Safety, I returned to WUTH in 2018 initially as the ADN for General Surgery and shortly after as the Divisional Nurse Director for Surgery. Since the end the of May 2022, I have been in the role of Divisional Nurse Director in the Acute Division. I feel very proud to be part of the WUTH family and I continuously strive to ensure that patients receive the highest standard of care.

Why is the Promise Welcome group so important?

Patients access our services at various points in their lives and often at a time when they feel at their most vulnerable. Therefore, ensuring that our patients feel welcome, feel at ease and are well informed at all times is paramount. It is essential that our patients are able to navigate through their care journey and have the correct information available to enable them to make individual and informed choices.

Why did you want to be involved in the group?

As a senior nurse leader, I am not only passionate about the standard of care our patients receive at every contact with our services, but also their experience throughout their care journey. I am committed to lead the ‘Welcome’ group in ensuring that the Trust has the correct systems and processes going forward to ensure that patients’ needs are met from the very beginning of their journey through WUTH.