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Ellen Armistead

Executive Nurse Director/Deputy Chief Executive

Appointed:  July 2019

Ellen started her career in the NHS as a nursing auxiliary in elderly care settings. 

She has held a number of leadership positions across the country as both Chief Nurse and Chief Executive in acute and community services. 

Most recently Ellen was Deputy Chief Inspector of Hospitals with the Care Quality Commission. 

Ellen’s passion is to ensure patients are at the heart of everything we do and the experiences of those in our care are continuously improving. 

Ellen believes the key to providing care to the highest standards in terms of safety and outcomes is ensuring leaders at all levels are developed and empowered to lead with compassion for our patients and colleagues.