I took up post as Director of Nursing in Oct. 2006 having previously worked for a group of Hospices at a senior level in Kent.
The post was an exciting one as it incorporated all aspects of my previous role whilst having the challenge of working on the redevelopment of a new hospice. Thus the journey began and as a new girl on the block I had a lot to learn about how things work in Guernsey! However there is no quicker learning curve than on the job and here we are nearly seven years later happily ensconced in our new hospice and wondering where the time went.
It is impossible to convey to everyone how privileged we are to be able to work in this lovely environment and how grateful we feel to the people of Guernsey for supporting us. I am immensely proud of the team here who give of their best to try and ensure that every patient and family's experience with us is as positive as it can be.
We know we face many challenges ahead both in continuing to raise funds for our work and ensuring we have the right team on the ground to carry it out. I remain quietly optimistic about the future after all look what we have achieved together so far.
To quote HRH the Prince of Wales on officially opening the hospice "I think it is one of the best hospices I have ever seen ". Who am I to argue with our patron?!