Fay has been nursing for 30 years with the latter 25 years in oncology and palliative care nursing. For the last 18 years Fay has worked at The Hospice of St Francis initially working on the Inpatient Unit, then as a Community Clinical Nurse Specialist and then 5 years as Community Nursing Services team lead. In March 2018 Fay became our Director of Care. During her career she has gained a BSC in Cancer Nursing and completed her Non medical prescribing extended role.
Fay is accountable for our Inpatient services, our Community Team, Spiritual Care and Catering Services. Fay is our CQC registered manager and Caldecott Guardian. In her role Fay works closely with Dr Sharon Chadwick and Kimberley McLaughlin to ensure the best flow in referrals and admissions to and from the NHS and local authorities.
Fay also shares responsibility with Polly Traxler (Head of Integrated Governance) for the effective operation of our Clinical Governance Committee and shares accountability with colleagues on the Executive Team for the re-negotiation of NHS contracts.
Fay is married with two teenage children. They socialise as a family with meals out, cinema, theatre, cycling, skiing and water skiing/boating holidays with extended family and friends.