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‘Have the courage of your convictions, but with compassion’

Chief executive officer of Woking and Sam Beare Hospices, Surrey, Jayne Cooper describes what has inspired her throughout her career.
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Chief executive officer of Woking and Sam Beare Hospices, Surrey, Jayne Cooper describes what has inspired her throughout her career.

What is your job?

I am chief executive officer (CEO) of Woking and Sam Beare Hospices, Surrey. The charity delivers specialist palliative care services to more than 1,400 patients and their families across six boroughs, and has recently moved into a brand new state-of-the-art hospice. My role includes the financial and business running of the hospice, along with fundraising, retail, governance and clinical services.

Why did you become a nurse?

From the age of three I always wanted to be a children’s nurse, care for people and make a difference. Children’s nursing enabled me to empower patients and their families, often at difficult times. I have found nursing to be an incredible privilege and I am fortunate to have had a

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