A NEW CEO has been appointed at The Shakespeare Hospice and she is certainly no stranger to palliative care.
Tracey Sheridan, a registered nurse with over 36 years experience in the health sector, has taken the top job at the Stratford-based hospice.
Tracey started her career as a nursing Auxiliary in 1985 at St. Anne’s Hospice in Cheadle, Greater Manchester. It was this appointment that encouraged Tracey to complete her nurse training and led to her graduating in 1989.
Leaving Manchester to live in Warwickshire, Tracey is a very familiar face, as she has worked clinically across the whole county in both acute hospitals and community trusts. She joins the hospice having previously worked as Associate Director of Operations for South Warwickshire University NHS Trust (SWFT).
Tracey’s portfolio includes community adult services, specialist palliative care, acute services and community hospital bedded facilities. She takes over as CEO from Angie Arnold, who announced that she was stepping down in February this year.
Tracey said: “It is a huge privilege and honour to be appointed CEO of The Shakespeare Hospice and to be returning to the sector where my nursing career started. Palliative and end of life care have been a strong passion of mine throughout my nursing career.
“My time at St Anne’s Hospice was fundamental to the rest of my career and the most important role I have ever had. I observed the kindest, most caring and compassionate care that one could ever wish for and those fundamental aspects have driven me to maintain those standards throughout my career.
“Having only started with the hospice at the beginning of September, I have already been stunned by the high standards of care, support and professionalism demonstrated by our staff and volunteers. I am looking forward to building on the outstanding legacy left by Angie Arnold during her 13 years as CEO and am excited to help preserve and enhance The Shakespeare Hospice’s exceptional reputation as a provider of vital care in the local community.”