Vice Chair & Trustee
Lesley is the Director of Patient Care and Strategic Development at Princess Alice Hospice in Esher, Surrey. She is responsible for the delivery of all clinical services; the Inpatient Unit, Community Services, Day Services and Patient and Family Support. She also works strategically and in partnership with other care providers and the hospices’ four CCGs to ensure care is delivered efficiently and equitably across the catchment area. Lesley has remodelled the community services under the overarching name of the ‘Princess Alice Hospice at Home Team’ (published May 2015) in order to ensure that the service is nimble, responsive and ensures the ‘right’ intervention by the ‘right’ individual at the ‘right’ time. The team support 800 patients at any one time and receive approximately 3000 referral per year covering and supporting a population of over a million people.
Lesley qualified in 1985 and before joining the Hospice in 2011 was the Nurse Consultant and Lead for Cancer and Palliative Care in a large acute Trust. Lesley is educated to masters’ level and has developed experience in service redesign and change management with a focus on maintaining quality. Lesley is an honorary lecturer at Surrey University, a member of the London Cancer Alliance and has experience in facilitating advanced communication skills courses.
Lesley joined the NAHH in October 2015 and is committed to supporting the work of the organisation and disseminating examples of best practice.