Hayley’s nursing career started with her Registered Nurse training at Kings College Hospital, London. After qualifying in 1986 she moved to Derbyshire and nursed in a range of health care settings from Nursing homes to Intensive Care culminating in District Nursing where she spent the majority of her clinical career and developed her passion for delivering for excellent end of life care.
Later Hayley moved into management roles in service development within PCG’s, PCT’s and Trent Strategic Health Authority leading the Long Term Conditions Programme across the East midlands.
In 2012, Hayley went to work for an emerging Clinical Commissioning Group in North Derbyshire as the Head of Clinical Quality, working closely with both acute and community providers in an assurance role for the Quality of Patient care and Patient Safety. She also took the lead for working closely with and supporting Care homes as well as commissioning lead for end of life care.
In August 2015 Hayley left the NHS to work as Director of Quality and Patient Care at Ashgate Hospice. Ashgate is the second largest hospice in the East Midlands. With 5000 referrals last year, annual costs sit at around £8.5 million currently. The hospice provides 21 inpatient beds and multiple community facing services supporting people with Palliative and End of Life care needs in North Derbyshire.
The organisation is well respected by local NHS Commissioners, health providers and all other partners locally. The organisation has a strong reputation for positive patient experience and quality, and is also highly regarded on a national scale in the wider hospice sector.