Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is pleased to announce that Andrea Lewis has been appointed as Chief Nurse. Andrea has joined the Trust over three years ago and was appointed as Interim Chief Nurse in December 2019.
During her time at Ashford and St Peter’s, Andrea has previously worked in the roles of Deputy Chief Nurse-Corporate Services, Associate Director of Operations for Emergency Services and Associate Director of Operations for TASCC. In each of these roles she has gained a great breadth of knowledge and experience, and formed strong relationships with colleagues across the Trust.
Andrea graduated with a BSc in Infection Control and an MSc in Healthcare Management and Policy. Before joining Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals over three years ago, Andrea spent 21 years working in clinical roles in the Army within the Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps, before taking on a number of healthcare management roles. She has deployed with Field Hospitals to Bosnia and Iraq and latterly was in charge of the UK Military Hospital in Camp Bastion, Afghanistan.
Andrea said, “It has been a huge honour and privilege to have undertaken the Interim Chief Nurse role for the last 10 months working with all of you during what has been a very challenging time, but a rewarding one. Becoming the substantive Chief Nurse at ASPH is a dream come true and I very much look forward to continuing all the good work we have set in motion.”
Dr David Fluck, Medical Director at Ashford and St Peter’s who held the position of Acting Chief Executive at the time of the appointment, said: “I am absolutely delighted that Andrea has been appointed as Chief Nurse, and this is thoroughly deserved. I look forward to continuing to work with her to lead and inspire staff at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals.”