Jersey’s Family Nursing & Home Care (FNHC) has appointed a new chief executive officer with 37 years’ nursing experience.
Bronwen Whittaker joins the charity from The States of Jersey’s Health and Social Service Department where she was deputy director of system redesign for the island’s community and primary care pathways.
In her new role, Ms Whittaker will be responsible for key decision making and managing and overseeing all operations, whilst working closely with the committee, the senior management team and staff to develop FNHC and its services.
‘I am looking forward to being back in an organisation at the forefront of delivering nursing and care in the community and working with staff to help them further develop their skills and expertise. With my background in nursing, I can utilise my skills and knowledge to further develop the services on offer at FNHC, improve the organisation’s fundraising capabilities and prioritise providing islanders with the highest level of care,’ said Ms Whittaker.
Ann Esterson, chair of FNHC, added: ‘Bronwen’s background in nursing and recent experience helping to redesign the island’s community and primary care pathways gives her a rounded perspective of nursing and home care in the community which will be invaluable to FNHC. FNHC’s nursing services are fully commissioned by the States of Jersey, whilst our home care operation is now run as a not-for-profit commercial business. The organisation must continue to fundraise in order to raise funds to enable the organisation to provide extra training and development opportunities for staff and to purchase specialist equipment.’
Ms Whittaker has held a number of senior roles within the NHS as director of nursing and clinical services, a commissioner for maternity, children and young people’s services, and more recently before moving to Jersey assistant director and chief nurse for adults and children services within a Local authority in the UK
She moved to Jersey in 2016 to take up her role with HSSD.