Many of you will know, or will have come into contact with, Anne Motley over the last 30 years. She is the understated and charismatic assistant director for inpatients and unplanned care at NELFT.
Anne has agreed to partake in an interview with the NELFT communications team to celebrate members of staff with family connections to the NHS. As she shares her family history over the following pages, you will see why it seems only natural that Anne should end up building a successful career with the NHS.
Anne decided to join the nursing profession in 1987, having previously trained in hotel management. When asked about the transition, she replies that the decision was easy.
Anne trained at Oldchurch Hospital in Romford, now replaced by Queens. As a registered nurse working across both acute and community services, taking on varied roles, from ward sister for coronary care to modern matron, clinical governance lead, emergency planner and hospital manager for intermediate care.
Anne speaks of this experience with gusto and there is no doubt that she is incredibly proud of her nursing background.
As a result of the transformation of community services over the last few years, Anne has led a number of initiatives to strengthen and support the Care Closer to Home Agenda. This includes seeing large scale reduction in intermediate care beds across London and Esssex and re-provision of care through more robust and responsive community teams, modelling services that support integration and improving safety and experience for service users and their families.
Click below to read on and discover more about Anne's generational family connections with the NHS.