Children’s hospices charity names new director of care

Shooting Star Children’s Hospices has appointed Lisa Dennis as its director of care.

She joins the London and Surrey charity with 20 years’ experience as a nurse and in senior end of life care roles.

Most recently she was the consultant nurse for end-of-life care at Kent Community Healthcare Foundation Trust.

She has also been matron and care director at Hospice in the Weald and has been awarded the title of Queen’s Nurse.

“I’m delighted to be joining the team at Shooting Star Children’s Hospices,” said Dennis.

“Having worked previously in the hospice sector, it has been a long-held desire to work in a dedicated children’s palliative care setting. I look forward to meeting everyone and supporting the team to reach out and support more families.”

Shooting Star chief executive Paul Farthing added: “Our ambition is to support every family with a life-limited child or whose child has died when they need us.

“Lisa brings with her a clear passion and strong commitment to our ambition and values, and we’re thrilled to welcome her to our team.”

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