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Ellen Armistead


Ellen started her career in the NHS as a nursing auxiliary in elderly care settings. 

She has held a number of leadership positions in NHS Trusts across the country as both Chief Nurse and Chief Executive in acute and community services.  Ellen was Deputy Chief Inspector of Hospitals with the Care Quality Commission.  Her most recent post is Executive Director of Nursing / Deputy Chief Executive at Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust.

Ellen’s passion is to ensure patients are at the heart of everything we do and the experiences of those in our care are continuously improving.  She is particularly committed to ensuring care at the end of life is the very best it can be for patients and their loved ones.

Ellen believes the key to providing care to the highest standards in terms of safety and outcomes is ensuring leaders at all levels are developed and empowered to lead with compassion for our patients and their families and all our colleagues.

Ellen lives in South Yorkshire and in her free time enjoys walking.

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