Published on: Wednesday 25 Apr 2018 at 09:14
St Clare Hospice has welcomed a new Director of Patient Care, Carolanne Brannan, who took up the role as the leader of the clinical teams and Registered Manager at St Clare on 26th March 2018.
Carolanne Brannan, who has been a registered nurse for 17 years and has worked in the hospice sector for more than 6 years, joins St Clare from the clinical team at St Joseph’s Hospice in Hackney where she was the Community Manager and Clinical Lead. Prior to St Joseph’s, Carolanne was Clinical Facilitator with Co-ordinate My Care (CMC).
Commenting on taking up her new role at St Clare Hospice, Carolanne Brannan said:
“I am absolutely thrilled to join St Clare Hospice as Director of Patient Care. St Clare has been providing specialist care for people with life-limiting illnesses for over 25 years, and is a well-respected organisation which has people at the heart of everything we do. It is an exciting time to join the organisation, as we have just launched a new 3 year Strategy, and are looking to the future and to growing our clinical services in order to reach more people in need of our care.”
Carolanne will be developing our Patient Care Strategy over the next few months and says that ensuring equity and fairness, so that every patient who requires palliative care receives it, is at the forefront of her vision.
“The challenges we face are about ensuring that everyone who needs our help, is able to access it, and that includes receiving care in their own home, in the Hospice, or in a hospital or care home. We know St Clare provides excellent care in the Hospice, but the future needs to see our focus change to what is happening in the communities around us. We are committed to playing a much bigger role in the wider community, and ensuring we are there for hard to reach groups and people who haven’t traditionally accessed hospice care.”