Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (ASPH) is pleased to announce that following a thorough and competitive recruitment process, Ellen Bull, ASPH’s Deputy Chief Nurse, has been appointed as Interim Chief Nurse, taking over from Andrea Lewis who has left ASPH to join the NHS South East regional team on a 12-month secondment.
Ellen has a Diploma in Professional Studies of Nursing and graduated with a BSc in Cancer Nursing and an MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice. Prior to working at ASPH Ellen held leadership roles in Kingston, Woking and Sam Beare Hospice and what is now known as University Hospitals Dorset. Ellen’s clinical background includes Surgery, Gynaecology, Gynaecological Oncology and Palliative Care and she has held many clinical roles including Ward Manager
Ellen has been successfully working in the Trust for over three years and was appointed as Deputy Chief Nurse in January 2021.
On her appointment Ellen said, “I have developed a deep loyalty and commitment to ASPH and all my colleagues, having worked alongside everyone during the pandemic, keeping our patients and staff safe. I am absolutely thrilled, it’s a huge honour to become your Interim Chief Nurse and I can’t wait to continue to drive patient care and our professions forward together.”
Julie Smith, Chief Executive at ASPH said “I am absolutely delighted for Ellen and for Team ASPH. Ellen brings a wealth of experience into her new role, as well as great passion and enthusiasm for clinical leadership.”
Ellen will continue to share the Quality-of-Care portfolio with Dr David Fluck and provide clinical leadership to the nursing, midwifery and AHP teams across the organisation.